When something goes wrong, we try to find things and people to blame.
"If it wasn't for him/her I would...";
"It came from nowhere..."; "I couldn't do anything else."; "It wasn't the right time."
; and so on and so forth.

Yeah, after that self-flattering conversation we feel relieved. We're not incriminated, we're clean. But... Wait a minute, aren't we deceiving ourselves? Unfortunately, yes.

"Nothing on the earth can stop you, except you"

Now I'm going to examine and give solutions for two the most usual thwarts that stand on our way to success.

FEAR OF FAILURE.

Nobody wants to fail, but failure is such an important part of success. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Believe me, no human being ever became successful or interesting by not failing.

We don't want to fail, usually, because we don't want to let people down, whether that is your mum, dad, spouse, or your friendship. What I advise you to do is to go and talk face to face with that person.

Tell him/her: "I want to do this (....), but I don't want to lose your trust if I fail". That's going to be a very constructive conversation._Then, failure won't scare you anymore._

PROCRASTINATION.

You've probably seen and heard the famous Nike's slogan: "Just do it". People have reverse engineered it this way: "Just do it... Tomorrow".
Procrastination is the #1 killer of your success.

There's a quote from Abraham Lincoln that utterly illustrates the negative effect of postponing things: "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

How to heal this disease of procrastination.
1. Just take the first step.
"You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Don’t look too far into the future, because often things seem impossible and overwhelming until you actually achieve them.

2. Face your fear.
"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they're afraid of success that they know will result if they move ahead. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll philosophy." - Denis Waitley
Yes, it's hard to take action. But don't forget, we always regret the chances we don't take.

3. Finish what you started.
"Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started." - David Allen.
You need to finish things you're committed to. If you don't, then you'll start to feel empty and purposeless in life.

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