Ok, you want to be successful. You think youâ€™re trying your hardest. Dammit you are pretty sure you’re gunning for it, really hard!
But here is the truth: Youâ€™re not.
In every industry, there is an edge. In your business or personal life, it doesnâ€™t matterâ€“ somewhere, there is a cliff. Most people donâ€™t want to get to close to it, because they’re afraid they’ll fall off.
Thing is, the edge is where all the cool stuff happens. I know you donâ€™t want to make a decision that is irrevocable and wrong– a decision from which you might never recover– that’s natural.Â But guess what?
You are actually in the middle of an open field, inside your house, clutching your purse, crying like a little girl while looking at an edge you see on television.
In other words? You are nowhere near the edge.
Maybe it’s just time you stopped being such a wuss.
You want a better blog, a more profitable business, a happier marriage, or a better life? You want to meet a girl, or travel to Asia, or lose weight, or meet an Asian girl who’ll help you lose weight,Â or something else? Great! So does everyone.
Just to be clear: for other people, it is entirely clear that you haven’t fully committed. If you had, you would be closer. Why?
You would do the exercises.
You’d take people’s advice (especially if it made you uncomfortable!).
You’d learn to talk to people.
None of these things require money! All they require is work and understanding yourself.Â It’s not that hard!
Look, your lack of progress pretty much stems from things you’re avoiding because a) you are unsure of how theyâ€™re done, or b) youâ€™re unconsciously (or consciously!) unwilling to do them. In other words, you are a damn wuss.
You are either paralyzed by the fact that you don’t know how to get to your goal (hint: ask someone who does or Google it, genius!), or you’re afraid of doing it (hint: you clearly don’t want it bad enough). It’s actually that easy.
It’s time you looked your delaying tactics in the damn face.
What, exactly, are you afraid of?
Is it getting ridiculed or judged?
Will people around you stop loving you?
Are you afraid of looking stupid, orÂ going broke?
Do you think you would offend people?
Let me tell you about offending people.
Today, my designer Justin emailed me a draft of a pop-over thing we’ve been talking about. It is crazy offensive. Would you like to see just how offensive it is? Click on the images below.
(The second image is what happens when you get rid of the first one. Yes, it actually says “Annoying Subscription Pop-Over” on it. Hehe.)
Did it make you laugh? It definitely made me laugh. You might like it, or hate it, but I’ll tell you one thing: it will work and it is not for wusses.
(Also, it vanishes after that and is for first-time visitors. Chill out.) 😉
The bottom line
Look people, use your common sense. Millions of us all over the world are having the same problems as you. All of us have the same blocks— you, me, everyone. Those of us that get through our anxieties and just do the things we need to do, we are the ones will make it. The others won’t.
You might be saying, “No Julien, I’m just procrastinating. It’s in my nature. I’m just bad at being organized.” I disagree.
Examine your intentions. There is a real something holding you back– I guarantee it. Unless what you really want to do is sit around playing Nintendo DS all day, there is something else there.
Look, the weekend is coming up. I’m going to give you a chance. All you have to do is not be a wuss for a whole weekend– very easy, ok?Â And if you feel anxious about absolutely anything, do the following:
Ask yourself out loud: What am I afraid of?
I guarantee that when you do this, when you say it out loud and listen to the answer, your answer will sound stupid.Â Because most of our issues are pretty stupid.
Then, after you do that, you will get down to business. You will do what you have to do, because it will be clear what you’re avoiding.Â And after a weekend of that, you will come back here and you will tell me what happened, ok? I’m counting on you.
Hey, you know what else? I just realized something. People have been asking me forever what this blog is about, and I’ve never had an answer. I think I just found one.
If you want to find out more about how to actually do what you have to do and own it, then subscribe. Good stuff will happen.
Here, I’ll put a subscription box right here.Â Type in your email address and press enter. And if you could tweet this out too, I would really appreciate it. People really need to hear it. Thanks.
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