Updated: Sep 25, 2019
Inches away from the finish line. You're almost there. Then the doubts start creeping in. You start to procrastinate. You start to overthink, And then in one foul swoop, you stop doing what you should be doing. You let go of the good habits which have brought you initial success, as you fear failure, lack of success or things not working out.
It is a commonly known fact that a majority of entrepreneurs give up before the 5 year mark. This may lead them to starting a new project, or simply go and work for someone else.
Sometimes we will face uncertainty about the future. We start to debate whether it is worth it. I always say 'trust your gut'. If you are on the correct path, then getting up daily to live your purpose and follow your mission is easier.
Don't give up before the finishing line. Don't do what many people have done and give up on your dreams. The hardest part is the climb. It's the part of the journey that you have to overcome to realise your true potential.
I was conducting a life coaching session with a client in Hyde Park, London recently, where we walked and talked about the clients greatest fears. These fears all stemmed from childhood, and had led the client to believing something about them self. This belief of 'not being good enough' and 'not deserving success' was deep rooted. Can you change these beliefs? Yes. However, the first step is to uncover - what are these beliefs you are currently thinking?
The first step in change is awareness.
Once you know these, you can then go about starting to delete them from your mental vocabulary.
David Rahman is a specialist mind coach, and life coach in London and New York. He is the creator the Blue Print Process ®, Let It Go Programme ® and F.I.T Mind Model ®. David speaks around the world and works with private clients looking to improve their self confidence and self esteem. His podcast is called 'The Mind Coach' and is featured on iTunes.