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What is Sabotaging Your Success?

Aug 18, 2007
A blog comment I read recently asked, "How is it that if two people with the same knowledge do the same things, one can become successful and the other not?"

First of all people may have access to and be exposed to the same information but they may process that information differently. There may be areas of the information that they don't feel congruent with, that they may question or doubt. Second it can look as though on the surface that someone two people are doing the same thing but a small, almost imperceptible difference in the execution of a task can cause a big change in the results. In addition, depending upon whether the difference has a positive or negative effect can be the difference between success and failure.

Everything you produce has your energy signature associated. So if you don't believe that something will be a success, if you are not in harmony with your business idea then that will be reflected in everything you do and people will sense this and be directed away from doing business with you. For this reason two people may seem to be doing the same actions but can achieve results which are poles apart.

There can also be a lack of integrity between the way a person does business and how they conduct their lives. Can you imagine a salesperson who sells supplements but does not take any? Or a fitness instructor who does not take care of their own health and fitness? Such individuals are living authentically and this will be reflected in the results they achieve.

Discover who you have to be in order to achieve the results you desire and be that person. Then, follow this by doing what it takes to achieve your goals. Be the living advertisement for what you wish to represent and you will attract success.

"The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created - created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination."
Deborah James

It is not just what we do or the choices we make that determine our success or lack thereof. Our reality is created first in the mind through our thinking. It is this that actually changes the options, or paths open to us, and so changes our destination and our results.

Imagine planting seeds in two boxes of soil. The soil in both boxes looks exactly the same and you treat give both boxes the same amount of water, fertiliser and sunlight. In one box the seeds germinate quickly and grow well and, before too long, bear luscious fruit. In the other box many of the seeds fail to germinate at all. Of those that do germinate many are short-lived. The others grow in a spindly fashion and any fruit that eventually materialises is small in size and malformed.

What could cause such diverse results? The answer is the condition of the soil. The soil of the latter box was contaminated. It was a miracle that anything grew at all. Now there are ways to treat the soil to try to clean it up so that it becomes fertile again but the best solution would be to empty that box and replace it with soil that you definitely know is fertile and uncontaminated.

A martial artist once asked Bruce Lee to train him. After seeing what this martial artist could do Bruce Lee showed him a glass filled with coke and one filled with clear water. He told the young man that he could not teach him what he knew, the clear water, until he emptied his mind of the dark liquid. We have a similar situation here.

The box containing the contaminated soil can be likened to a mind full of negative and limiting beliefs, a mind that has received negative conditioning. The problem is that most people are not aware of their conditioning and how it is affecting their results. Often it takes a crisis in their lives to heighten their awareness and make them realise that they have to make some fundamental changes to their beliefs and to their thinking if they want to cross that fine line and achieve success rather than failure.

So if you are sabotaging your success examine your core beliefs. As the old adage goes,

"You cannot build a strong house on a weak foundation."
About the Author
Nickolove Lovemore is a Life Coach, a Certified LifeSuccess Consultant and a Certified NLP Practitioner who will work with you to develop your personal success strategy for achieving your goals. Visit Achieve Life Success
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