Maybe you know that if you really put your mind to it, you could have the job of your dreams, or an income that would allow you and your family to live really comfortably.
Maybe you know you could run your own business, or make a career out of your art.
But have you ever considered that you could use your willpower to make yourself the most mentally stable you possibly can be?
Have you ever considered that your greatest ambition could be to feel real, complete happiness every single day? Have you ever considered that your greatest ambition could be to train yourself to crave the healthy habits that would put you in a state of optimal health?
Probably not, because the way that we are taught to think of success is so singular, and so limited.
And that’s why most people don’t charge ahead and go after it.
It’s not always that they’re lazy, weak, victim-playing, scared, brainwashed, resistant, avoidant or not smart enough. It’s that they simply don’t want the kind of success that the world has coached them to achieve.
It’s a virtue of their inner strength and authenticity that they don’t strive to gain that which they don’t actually want.
Some people limit their own success not because they don’t believe in their potential, but because they can sense that it’s not what they really want.
You don’t need more motivation.
You don’t need more time.
You don’t need to spend hours and days trying to convince yourself to do the thing you claim to love and want to make a living of.
Maybe what you need is permission to want what you want, even if what you want is really simple. Even if it’s not impressive. Even if it doesn’t mean you’ll make a million dollars or become famous or live up to your childhood dreams.
The reality is that very often, people sabotage their own success as a means of preserving their dignity.
They unconsciously prevent themselves from doing what they want because they don’t actually want it the way they think they do.
That’s the amazing thing about people: their actions will speak for them. Words and thoughts are often projections and assumptions. You can think you want to be a CEO, but when you get to the corner office and find yourself stuck and depressed, that’s your soul speaking, and it’s telling you to GTFO.
Not everyone reserves their energy for nature and coffee and friends because they are unambitious and weak.
Sometimes, sabotaging your success has nothing to do with lacking self-confidence.
Often, it’s really about the fact that you cannot deny your core truth. Even when you can’t hear it, you can feel it. It will let you act and it will trip you up and it will block you and it will move you and it will force you to your knees if you do not listen to what it is trying to tell you again and again and again.
Nobody sabotages their own success by accident.
When you want something, you do everything in your power to get it.
It’s almost never an issue of not knowing what you want, and it’s almost always an issue of not feeling free enough to choose what it is you feel called to.