5 Emotions That Keep You From Making Your Goals and Dreams a Reality

If you can master the following five emotions, you will be able to accomplish ANYTHING you want to in this life:

1. Learn how to manage frustration.

Frustration is one of the greatest killers of dreams on this planet. It turns a positive attitude into a negative one, and a negative attitude wipes out self-discipline.

You have to realize that the more successful you become, the more challenges there are. On the other side of frustration is success.

2. Learn how to manage rejection.

For most, rejection this is the second biggest killer of dreams. It happens to everyone yet we tend to avoid it!

The founder of Fedex, Frederick W. Smith, was told in college by his professor that his idea was ‘stupid’. “Who is going to pay money when they can use the mail?” his professor quipped.

Fedex wasn’t a success overnight. Smith had to adjust strategies until it was successful. His planes were even repossessed a couple of times by the bank but he persisted with his dream.

My favorite example of someone that is awesome at managing rejection is Sylvester Stallone. As a budding actor he was turned down by over 1,000 agents!!! “You look stupid, you sound stupid!” they would say. Could you handle 1,000 rejections like that?

Here’s the secret: the more rejection you get, the more success you get. It’s a numbers game!

Learn to thrive on rejection!

Tina TurnerYou need to understand the law of averages. Tina Turner is not a success because she is the greatest vocalist but because she has passion. She can bond with her audience and she communicates with them.

Tina handled massive rejections. After super stardom she had to do night clubs for 8 years and was rejected by many agents before one agent believed in her and she came back again with “Private Dancer” and sold 8 million copies!

3. Learn how to handle financial pressure.

You need to learn how to handle small amounts of money so that you can handle large amounts. Master your finances and live within your means.

You have to focus on what you can give rather on what you can get and you’ll be rich. One of my favorite sayings is by Zig Ziglar, “You can have everything in life that you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”

‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ is a great wealth-building resource. Here’s some main points from this book:

  • Give away 10% of your income (e.g. tithing or donations). You can start now. It’s the same giving $1 if you have $10 as to give $100,000 if you have $1 million!
  • Take another 10% of your income and use it to reduce your debts.
  • Take another 10% of your income and use it to invest or save it to invest if you don’t have enough money yet.

Who you become as a person will define you and it will also direct effect your earning capacity.

4. Watch who you associate with.

Learn to judge yourself by your goals rather than by your peers.

Pay close attention who you associate with. People around you impact your values.

5. Always give much more than you expect to receive.

This is the formula for wealth and happiness. The secret to living is giving.

Look for something that you are passionate about, something that you are happy to give everything to. If you focus on selling you’ll do okay but if you focus on giving people want they want and need, you’ll become wealthy.

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2 thoughts on “5 Emotions That Keep You From Making Your Goals and Dreams a Reality”

  1. I think this is a very fundamentally post John!
    It seems common for people to be looking outside for the all the answers to being successful but a massive part is also down to how we handle and manage ourselves in relation to what we are doing. No.1 was something that slowed me down for years in the persuit of various goals however, now I am committed to working on my goals everyday, and a quote that I often chant in my head is;

    ‘I may not be there yet but I am closer today than I was yesterday’.

    Thanks for posting John!

    Best, Steve 🙂

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