Avoid the “Who am I to do this” Trap

I was recently listening to a podcast with an author, John Acoff, talking about his new book called Start.

He was talking about the reasons that people are afraid. Obviously fear of failure is a big one but he believes that fear of success is much higher.

He went on to talk about why this is true and it’s because so many people encounter the “Who are you to do that” mentality.

This is not something that others put on us typically, it’s something we do to ourselves.

Who am I to start that business?

Who am I to quit this job that I hate? I should be grateful for what I have.

Who am I to take time away from my family to get myself healthy?

Who am I to lose all this weight and actually feel happy about my body?

We’ve all done it and a lot of the time we don’t even realize we’re doing it.

Here’s the thing. You need to squash those thoughts immediately. Who are you to do it? You are the person that deserves it.

Don’t be afraid of the success. When it comes to fitness and getting in shape, that’s just the gateway to more success. You will feel more confident which will translate to ALL other areas of your life. Personal relationships, business, making money, friends and your lifestyle in general.

Ignore that little voice that says “who are you to do this?”

Punch fear in the face, especially fear of success.

One of the ways our clients kick the fear of success is by having trainers and fellow trainees to keep them accountable and cheer them on. It’s seriously amazing what the power of social interaction will do. If you want to test drive this and experience it for yourself, just click here for a 21 day trial. 

Callie Durbrow

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