5 Ways You Sabotage Your Success & How To Get On Purpose Instead
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou
In recent times I’ve been successful.
It all started with risk taking.
I measure success with tangible things like the type of clients I’m now serving, the scope of opportunities received and of course the amount of money made.
$24.000 in 30days is more than half of what I used to make in a year as a language teacher, worth the risk I say.
But the intangible is still worth far more.
The intangible is a feeling.
We’re driven by that feeling , that “high” , you can’t put a price on it and because you can’t see it nor explain it, it can feel unreal but it’s no less valuable.
Money and numbers are a game you see , they lead to an end result you desire.
End results differ from greater wellbeing, more happiness , bigger freedom or whatever .
Experiencing that feeling , is far more important to you than the money despite what you think, so focus on that more.
It usually precedes and instigates the cash flow anyway.
Always arising fully and rapidly when you’re on purpose.
You know you’re on purpose when:
- You’re experiencing physical and financially vitality regularly.
- You’re in flow and things happen naturally.
- You’re no longer overwhelmed but instead feeling clear on decisions and direction, seeing the order beyond apparent chaos.
But too many purpose-ful people fail to stay on purpose, they sabotage their own success.
Some fail to even get there in the first place , instead choosing some boring day job or obsessive anxiety about money over gentle daily action that will create longterm fulfilment and success.
In this week’s guide I’m outlining the key ways you sabotage your success so you can course correct immediately and get out of your own way and onto purpose once and for all, that’s the high you’re really searching for!
5 Ways You Sabotage Your Success And How To Get On
1) Failure to delegate.
Success and purposeful living requires delegatation, despite the cost.
If you’re not delegating what’s least inspiring to you to someone who’s more inspired to do it then you’re actively choosing to sabotage your own success, energy and finances, keeping you off purpose at all cost.
Action: Write a list of all the things you don’t enjoy in your biz/life and the things you need to do but are procrastinating on and begin to outsource it to a colleague, partner, coach or virtual assistant. Get the support you need to get you on track, it may cost you in the short term but the longterm benefits, tangible and intangible will be worth more than what you invest.
The more you delegate the more you’ll celebrate .
2) People pleasing.
Saying yes to family and friends when you really want to say no is costing you financially and physically, remember, the body and the bank account always feed back the truth , so next time you’re trying to do good or be nice consider what it’s going to cost you in the long-term.
Action: Check in with yourself by breathing first before grasping an opportunity or invite.From here decide if the opportunity in front of you is a true desire or simply coming from a need to be liked or out of a sense of obligation. If it’s the latter it’ll always cost you more longterm and serious anger in the short term don’t agree to it.
3) Focusing on the “how”.
Focusing on how you’re going to do something is the single biggest block to success; it creates anxiety and burns you out eventually.
Action: Instead of side stepping and pussy footing around what you’re here to do get on with it and get into it one inspired action at a time , this again requires you to delegate what you don’t enjoy and get support with the direction you will enjoy, focus on why and the how will take care of itself.
4) Believing your own money story.
Money isn’t missing it’s a priority issue, always. Are you prioritzing you yet?
Action: Stop waiting for perfect financial circumstances and choose to commit to purpose, money loves a purpose so what’s yours? Do you have a big enough reason to bring more money in today? Leap and the net will appear not the other way around. Write a list considering why the money should show up for you? As you invest in that you’ll be invested in to.
A fancy term for changing your mind too much! Success requires decisions not delays.
Action– Stop confusing the universe with a constant change of mind and instead learn to commit to one thing and stick with it.Check in with yourself see does the choice match your desire and direction and values,once decided be content that you’ve made the right decision and avoid vacillating.
Ready for real purpose, the one that will sustain you financially and physically in the longterm as opposed to some dead end day job or business venture that’s sinking faster than the Titanic?
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