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The Top 9 Hurdles That Most Entrepreneurs Will Encounter In Their Life

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Everybody wants to be successful. So do I. So do you. What makes somebody achieve their dreams and others to fail theirs?

Read on as we outlay the “Top 9 Hurdles That Most Entrepreneurs Will Encounter At Some Point In Their Life“.

 

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1. Fear of the unknown. People get used to the familiarity of the past and are afraid of anything new. This might lead you to decide to leave everything just the way it has always been. A winner knows that sticking with the old ways will never lead to satisfaction.

2. Fear to get involved. If you do not have the habit of engaging yourself, but rather passively undergo what others decide for you, then you will have to create new habits that give you the feeling you are actively creating your life, choosing what you want and making an effort towards your goal.

3. Fear that others will leave you. When your environment has gotten used to looking at you as a weak person, undecided, unhappy or sad, then you might be afraid of changing. Maybe you are afraid of losing their attention if you no longer show weakness, illness or fatigue. Is this the reason why you want to keep the status quo? Do you really want to continue suffering from the low vibrations of disease, despair, complaining, just to please your environment, afraid of losing their attention once your are successful?

4. Fear of success. If you got used to looking at yourself as a failure, not capable of doing anything right, then the idea of being successful might be quite uncomfortable. In this case you need to expand the image you have of yourself and start accepting that you too can succeed and be happy, and enjoy abundance in your life.

5. Refuse to be tested along the way. Be aware that you will be tested along the way, in order to make sure your choice is clear and firm, that you are sticking to your decision to walk your own path. The firmness of your decision and the depth of your engagement will be proofed. Accept this and move on.

6. Negative thoughts about life. Carrying negative beliefs about life will make it difficult to attain success, riches and happiness. Make a list of all your negative thoughts and systematically replace them by positive ones. Encourage yourself on your way to success instead of cutting yourself down.

7. Refuse to start anything before you are 100% sure to succeed. You will never have absolute certainty as your mission is constantly unfolding as long as you live. Look at it as a journey. It’s a process, an itinerary, where the important thing is who you are becoming along the way rather than where you are arriving. When you are experiencing more energy, joy, enthusiasm and wealth, then you can be sure to have made the right choice. This ought to be enough to dare take some risk and take some big decisions.

8. Being oversensitive to remarks from people around you. To complete your mission and stay your course you need to learn to face negative remarks from your environment. Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you, and ignore the remarks of those frustrated people who prefer cutting you down over taking charge of their own life. Leave their remarks with them, as their remarks say more about who they are than about who you are. Especially don’t start analyzing their behavior, but rather concentrate on your own life goal. This way you are an example for all who one day also start living their mission.

9. Thinking you still need a lot of time to prepare yourself. Make sure not to waste too much time and energy on lengthy preparations and considerations. There’s no need to go get professional help all the time. One day you will have to get your feet wet yourself. It doesn’t have to be perfectly planned before you can get it going. It is practice that makes perfect! What matters is to take that first step and start things up. Your experience in the field will eventually turn you into an expert. You cannot obtain experience through endless thinking and preparing. Concrete action is the only ground you can build on.

Do not be discouraged. This resistance is part of the package. A life without challenge would be quite boring. Make use of your resources to make sure you stay on track.

In any case, you will be enjoying more energy and happiness, now that you head towards your goal and overcome your resistance to change. This energy and joy can be radiated to your environment, and your example will urge others to start looking for their own mission.

Article By: Ineke Van Lint

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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11 Comments

  1. danilodelfio

    Jul 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Good work! Your considerations are all true, unfortunately! Thank you so much…from Italy!

  2. Leroy M.

    Mar 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Yeah for sure! been overcoming few these hurdles each day and some come back at you again!

  3. Brandy Anderson

    Feb 1, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I would say that this really applies to a lot of non-entrepreneurs too! Not sure about the fear of success though, entrepreneur or not. I think most people are quite afraid of failure, but not so much afraid of success. Maybe that’s just me though.

  4. tom jennings

    Jan 15, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Wow! perfect timing. This is really helpful- we launched our new product and I can certainly relate to all of the hurdles. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nigel Lewis

    Jan 6, 2013 at 5:34 am

    #7 reminds of a quote “It is better to try something Big and fail, than to try nothing a succeed”

    Go hard everyone.

  6. Richard Scudder

    Oct 17, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Excellent items you brought up. #7 and #9 keep so many from ever taking that first step forward. You address the psychology more so than other barriers such as cost or funding, but you do need to clear each of these hurdles to be in a competitve position when you cross the finish line.

  7. Joshua Harris

    Oct 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Very good article. The topics you write are knowledgeable and interesting. I personally created my website, trying to push society towards changing their lives. I understand I will be tested for success, but I’m confident I will make it.

  8. Shekenya Harris

    Apr 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This is a great article and very true! I had to overcome the same exact things, well, except for the fear of others leaving. I honestly just don’t care if they do or they don’t but everything else…yes, I had to get over those. I’m happy that I overcame those sooner rather than later 🙂

  9. anand

    Feb 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

    very true in essence. needs to be pondered a lot

  10. Divviyaa

    Dec 8, 2011 at 2:14 am

    ya very true … hav to take charge n get going …
    its 100% right . thx for putting it down beautifully .

  11. Mario Catalino

    Dec 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Wow i so appreciate this post so much it was 100% for me. I think that only 1 of these applied to me only 50% but the rest 110%.
    Thank you.

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