The biggest part of the problem…

… isn’t the economy. It’s not that your manager doesn’t give you enough new leads. It’s not that your competition practically gives stuff away. And it’s not that you don’t have the same access to the tools, knowledge, or resources as other successful people. It’s not the marketing department, the CEO, or jobs going overseas. Nope.

The biggest part of the problem is you. Tough news to hear, tougher to accept.

The problem is you don’t have a plan. You’re afraid to make the necessary changes. You’re scared of being exposed, being criticized, taking a stand. You’re afraid that it’s going to be uncomfortable, lonely, require commitment, discipline, and hard work. You’re afraid you’ll quit when it gets difficult. You’re afraid people will judge you, question you, maybe even talk behind your back.

You’re not alone. People everywhere are standing in their own way. Holding themselves back for no good reason. They are content blaming their situation on external factors. It’s easier that way.

But…

Maybe today is the day you’ll also realize that not only are you part of the problem, but you are also part of the solution. Maybe you’ll decide to ignore what others say is impossible and find out for yourself. Maybe today you’ll choose to forget about what others think or say about you. Maybe you’ll rediscover that fire in your belly and instead of doing your best to put it out, you’ll let it rage.

Maybe today is the day you look back and remember as the day it all changed for you.

Maybe you will, maybe you won’t. At least now you know what the problem is.

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One Response to “The biggest part of the problem…”

  1. Michael Kawula November 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Sad but true. Read recently: As long you stand in your own way, everything seems to be in your way.

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