6 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from success

History is littered with late-life success stories. Julia Child’s first book published in 1961 when she was around 48 years old. McDonald’s Systems, Inc. founder Ray Kroc became successful at 52. And Colonel Sanders started franchising KFC at 62, reports Business Insider.

6 lies you tell yourself that are keeping you from success
Alaina Tweddale, GOBankingRates
From Business Insider

“The No. 1 thing that keeps people from really having what they want financially … is this unending process that most Americans go through of sabotaging their own financial success,” said business strategist and best-selling author Tony Robbins in a video.

As it turns out, many people carry around a set of self-limiting beliefs, which are often lies they tell themselves.

To become successful, you need to identify those lies and then “get rid of some these old beliefs,” as Robbins said.

What do the financial professionals have to say about this? They agree. These experts shared the most common self-limiting lies they often hear, as well as their advice to overcome each. Find out what they said.

For example, do you want to land your dream job? First, identify the companies where you’d want to work. Next, start talking to people you know who might have inside information about any key job openings.

“It could take a while, and there will certainly be obstacles, but by overcoming them and not quitting, your success will seem second nature,” added Scott. “And only you will know that it didn’t happen overnight.”

1. “I don’t know where to start”
“When you think you have to start at the beginning, you assume you know where the beginning is. But that’s not the way your brain works,” said Charles C. Scott, financial advisor and president of Pelleton Capital Management. “It’s not linear.”

Instead, start anywhere. Pick up any book on investing or finance that piques your interest, and read any chapter within the book. Then, read another, Scott suggested. It’s the getting started that’s often the challenge for most people. After that, inertia takes over.

“When you have hope, optimism and a positive outlook, you can achieve anything,” said Joseph Carbone Jr., a wealth advisor at Focus Planning Group.

2. “I’ll start tomorrow”
Remember the old adage, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life?” It might sound a little corny, but it’s true. Today is now, where tomorrow is, well, always tomorrow. It’s a sad fact that makes it easier to continually push financial success off for one more day.

“It takes just as much energy to start as it takes to make up an excuse,” said certified financial planner Benjamin Brandt. If you want to reach your goal, be it becoming financially independent or getting out of debt, Brandt suggested working from a to-do list.

“Write down at least three items you will accomplish today, no matter what,” he said. The key to success, of course, is doing this today — not tomorrow.

3. “I’m not ready to be that successful”
Believing change is possible is often what makes change possible. Of course, the opposite is also true. Believe you’re not ready to be that successful and, sadly, you’ll never be ready.

“Don’t let self-talk trap you. Remember: If you say it, it’s true,” said Scott. Instead, he suggested taking just one step toward your ultimate goal. Then, take the next.

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