We‘re always brainstorming ideas, yet we frequently find ourselves with limited resources to execute our “extraordinary” dreams — don’t we?
Believe me, I know everything about the “no-money” mindset. For years I struggled with this painful scarcity in my head.
It took me multiple years to realize that this “no-money” mindset was just another excuse to avoid failure. Ultimately, I was evading taking accountability for my entrepreneurial success.
I remember how I found myself regularly absorbed by the “blaming-game” in my brain:
“I HATE IT, WE’RE FOREVER STUCK IN THIS BAD ECONOMY, WHEN WILL THIS CHANGE?”
“IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPETE IN THIS MARKETPLACE, THOSE COMPETITORS DON’T PLAY BY THE RULES!”
“MY PROFESSORS DON’T TEACH THE CLASS CORRECTLY. I DON’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING!”
“MY PARENTS DON’T SUPPORT MY DREAMS, HOW CAN I EVER DO THIS ALONE?”
We’ve got to be careful when we fall into these victim-thoughts. I discovered that these are very commonly a subconscious state of mind. These excuses become the perfect way to justify society and the world around us, our failure to overcome the challenges in life.
My challenge for you today:
“IF LACK OF CAPITAL IS WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK, WAKE UP! YOU JUST HAVE A BAD IDEA!”
How long my friend? How long will you keep waiting to find the capital your startup idea needs? Be honest, are you making daily progress? Do you even have a business plan? A sales pitch? Or are you simply sitting “licking your wounds?”
I can help with some good ideas! Over the years I developed a Ph.D. in “excusitis,” let me share with you a good one: Blame COVID-19! I mean, really, that’s just the perfect way to explain your defeat. Isn’t it?
So, what’s next? Give up? Game over? Ask yourself, could you possibly be playing the “blaming game,” just like I was?
What’s behind your lack of action? What’s the real cause for you remaining stuck? Self-awareness needed here!
Feel uncomfortable? That’s great news because you could stay stuck in this “blaming-game” forever!