Step 1: You get an awesome idea and you're super excited about the prospect of achieving it. But before long, just as you're high up on your wave of excitement and passion, fear and self-doubt start creeping in. “Is my idea really that good?” “Will it be too much effort?” “Am I good enough to see it through?”
This is the first choice you get to make: Do you give up? - OR - Do you move forward?
If you manage to overcome the immense pressure and weight of this first barrier, you reach Step 2: You take action. You get into the swing of things, and the positive inertia you're building up feels good...
But right around the corner is the second trap. The action you're taking isn't cutting it. For one reason or another, you're not getting the results you expected. It's either because you're 'pulling your punches', or that doubt and fear are creeping back in, but in any case - it's getting harder and harder to keep going.
This is the second choice you get to make: Is it even worth it? - OR - Do you man up and keep pushing, no matter what?
The top performers and overachievers have learned how to skillfully and almost effortlessly overcome those two barriers and reach step 3: Massive results. But those people are few and far between.
Tell me, and more importantly - tell yourself honestly: Do you consistently and effectively destroy those two barriers when you start something new? Do you even recognize them?
Most people can't even find the root to their own lack of success, let alone know how to overcome them. But the good news is - you can learn how. And if you can successfully circumvent those two deadly pitfalls, you open up a whole world of opportunity and possibility for yourself.
If you succeed - you reach the next level and start a new chapter. If you don't succeed, you stay at the same level and 'replay' it. The choice is yours.
If this happens to you, I implore you...