Have you found yourself in a rut lately? Are you starting to doubt yourself? This is exactly the time you want to start looking for ways to turn your crumbs into a meal! You may not believe this, but there are always a variety of avenues for you to explore to avoid continuously finding yourself getting trapped by the same old things over and over that prevent you from moving forward.
So why do most people doubt themselves? Do you blame your parents, teachers or friends for modeling the way, or do you simply continue to enable yourself by avoiding your own reality that most likely began at an early age?
Think about it: most young children are born inquisitive, yet most young adults simply conform. As far back as I can remember I never conformed. I always tried to explore new avenues to challenge myself. Some were successful; others were not, but it did not stop me from moving forward.
I recently read an anonymous quote on the Internet that said, “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” I could not agree more. Your attitude toward yourself and your life goals is monumental for determining how quickly you will succeed in accomplishing your desired outcomes.
True success takes time! There is no such thing as an overnight success. Most people who set out to accomplish what they truly want to do start from an early age. They make strong commitments to put in the time and effort to learn and overcome negative obstacles because they truly believe in what they are doing. If you are not like those that learned early, you should not feel discouraged because you can still accomplish all your goals later in life. You simply need more time to learn from your prior experiences and then make the choice to re-focus and create the needed discipline to finally commit to pursuing your true desired passions and successful outcomes.
For example, it took me years to become a successful investor and trader. I had to painstakingly learn the basics, study the patterns, understand my mistakes, develop my trading disciplines, and learn to trust my instincts. I also had to discipline myself not to simply give up and throw in the towel just because things did not happen quickly enough or they did not always turn out the way that I expected them to.
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s, was 52 years old in 1954 when he joined McDonald’s. He then went on to build it into the most successful fast food operation in the world. Prior to McDonald’s, Kroc sold multi-mixers. When he received a request from the McDonalds’ brothers way back then to purchase 8 multi-mixers, Kroc saw an opportunity to turn crumbs into a meal. Harland “Colonel” Sanders also started his Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise after turning 50. Both men had a strong desire to follow their passion, despite the obstacles they may have encountered along the way because they believed in what they wanted to accomplish.
In my upcoming book, Growing Success: A Young Adult’s Guide to Achieving Personal and Financial Success, I talk about how one’s positive attitude and discipline are paramount to achieving great success in life. How one handles both their successes and failures determines how quickly one is able to reach their goals. When things don’t always go my way, I often tell myself, “People don’t reject me; they do me a favor!”
The next time you start to doubt yourself, take that moment to give yourself the proper attitude adjustment by asking yourself, “Is this current path or outcome really working for me?” Take the time to really become aware of all potential opportunities that lie ahead so you can align and implement your talents and skills toward accomplishing your true successful outcomes.
Start considering yourself fortunate that you are now one of the lucky people who can turn their crumbs into a meal and continue to grow your success.