You smell his foul breath as he lumbers toward you...
"Not good enough" he mutters
"Not Good Enough"
"Liar!" you scream as The doubt monster cowers and vanishes
So you have begin your battle with the doubt monster.
You’ve quit your day job and your excited to go after your dreams. The question is not whether you will give up it is when. In order to succeed you must have persistence to beat even the slightest doubt into submission. The Lizard brain as Seth Godin calls it or The doubt monster according to Tony Robbins. This is your battle for freedom. This inner voice will tell you to be realistic, go back to a day job, stop dreaming, your not smart or talented enough. How do you beat it? Start with these steps.
1. Positive Affirmation
I am a brilliant amazing child of God and I am blessed to accomplish anything I put my mind to.
2. Build Yourself Up
If I work hard in a strategic manner I deserve nothing but success.
3. Have a support system
Whether it be faith or family create a support system that help you to never let your mindset wander.
4. Surround yourself with positive influences
Your mind is a vessel if you put in garbage that is what you will reciprocate. Feed you mind the power it needs to grow and help your star of specialness shine.
5. Never ever give up
The following are all lies: I can’t do this, I’ll never make it. I’m not good enough
Yes You Are!
You will find your reward the gold is there just keep digging
I believe in you. You are amazing and I cannot wait to hear your success story.
I am finally getting 100% healthy but my health scare has really put things in perspective. I love teaching, and coaching and inspiring and sharing my knowledge and story and every bit of my heart and soul in work that really will never feel like it. I have built relationships with so many amazing people from the Amazon Publishing group, Rebecca Woodhead’s group and various other places. I have gotten to know so many amazing people through the power of social media. What I have learned is every moment is precious but also that nothing can stop you. I grew up on welfare. I was homeless twice and none of it stopped me. When I built my first business or became an Amazon bestselling author it was not alone many amazing people helped me to get there and they can never be thanked enough. I will be offline for the next couple of days to spend some time with my fiancé. I will take the time to remind her how much I love and how she is a part of why I know I can climb any mountain.
You can too I believe in you. You are an amazing, intelligent person who has gifts that need to shine. Do not play small because I know from experience nothing can stop you except yourself.
My Story In The Video Below
I love this commercial and what it stands for.
Below is a list of my favorite quotes these are some of the words of wisdom which help inspire me.
Failure only means you haven't suceeded yet.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -- Thomas Edison
I failed hundreds of times in my life. Its part of what helped me succeed-
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Think Different, Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address
If you the are still looking for excuses then below are some people who have overcome the odds to reach for the stars.
Edgar Allen Poe
"Men have called me mad," wrote Edgar Allan Poe, but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence...whether much that is glorious--whether all that is profound--does not spring from disease of thought..."
Poe suffered from severe mood swings and a drinking problem which eventually killed him but not before he became one of the greatest writers ever.
Prime Minister United Kingdom
"Had he been a stable and equable man, he could never have inspired the nation. In 1940, when all the odds were against Britain, a leader of sober judgment might well have concluded that we were finished," wrote Anthony Storr about Churchill's bipolar disorder in Churchill'sBlack Dog, Kafka's Mice, and Other Phenomena of the Human Mind.
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States In Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, author Joshua Wolf Shenk writes: "Sometimes, a impenetrable fog seemed to settle around him... [At times] Lincoln sunk into a deep depression which deeply worried his friends and led in 1841 to aggressive medical treatment which probably made him worse. Lincoln went on to become one of our greatest presidents however and a national hero.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1952), and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1954), the novelist's suicidal depression is examined inThe True Gen: An Intimate Portrait of Ernest Hemingway by Those Who Knew Him by Denis Brian.
Dave Matthews,chart-topping musician, composer "I was depressed. It was not a good time for me," he told Rolling Stonemagazine. "I was feeling remarkably alone… I don't want to be someone who writes about how sad I am, I'd rather write…with some sort of strength. Otherwise, I don't think there's any gift - or offering - being made. I would like to be an inspiring force." A new album, with an entirely new sound, essentially saved Dave's life; he finally felt good about what he'd accomplished.
1. Your dreams and aspirations depend on it.
2 You can do anything you put your mind to.
3. Everyone who ever doubted you wins if you give up.
4. Success is not defined by a magic formula but by a persistence to overcome.
5.You can provide your family the resources you never had.
For those who do not know my story I grew up on welfare and had a long tough journey to success. However I never let my drive to learn or grow or succeed die. My first web project failed and I dealt with financial difficulty and failure. Still I never let up. My passions for technology,entrepreneurship, positive psychology and the human mind have always fueled me. I also am inspired by my mothers words of encouragement and the words of everyone who ever doubted me. I am gaining momentum with my companies and nothing can stop me unless I want it to.
There comes a time in life when you need to realize they were right.
You are too poor or small or dumb. You don't have an Ivy league education.
Just be realistic just go get a job. Stop dreaming for no one ever got anywhere by daring to dream.
Lucky for us the world will still always have square pegs that understand you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.
Even if you only have one arm.