suc·cess: (n.) The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted

Are You the Reason for Your Lack of Success?

Have you ever noticed when playing a video game, or even working on a computer software program, that you sometimes wish it would go somewhere or do a particular task, but no matter what you do it won't do it.

Take a video game, for example. I remember playing the first Mario Brother's game on Nintendo back in the early nineties. My friends would laugh about how I would hold the controller when pushing down the "B" button for Mario to run faster and then pressing the "A" button to jump.

There was a jump at the end of a section to get a flag and then slide down the pole. My friends told me that it was possible to jump over the pole. Of all the times I tried, and tried, I still was not able to jump over the pole. However, the game was designed to jump on top of the flagpole and bring it down, not to jump over it. That is how the developers designed it. No matter what you did, or how fast you were going you could not jump over the pole. The developers basically said this is how far Mario will be able to jump.

Taking the above example of being limited by the developers of the video game, we too limit ourselves by our beliefs. And if you have limiting beliefs, no matter what you do, you will NOT be able to get past them unless you change your beliefs. You can try and try, just like I was trying to jump the flagpole on the Mario Brother's video game, but if you have limiting belief you will continue to get the same results.

So how do you change the results?

Just like the programmers would have to go back and redesign the video game codes, you have to go back and do some reprogramming yourself. What are you going to be looking for? Your beliefs!

If you believe it is hard to make money, then money WILL be hard for YOU to make. If you hold on to this belief, you will continue to find yourself in hard times trying to make money. Then you will continue to hold onto the belief that money is hard to come by. I personally believe it is extremely easy to make money. So, I continue to be amazed at how easy it is to make money, especially on the internet.

What other beliefs do you have? What beliefs do you have about starting a business, investing in real estate, starting an online business, Marriage, relationships, money, etc.

If you find yourself in the same situation over and over again, this is a good indication that you have programmed yourself by watching TV, the news, from family, friends, the media, the music you listen to, to believe in the limitation. You have a desire for money. However, you keep finding yourself having no money.

If you are tired of not living your life to the fullest by accomplishing your goals, having good relationships with your family, or spouse, not living your dreams, then you owe it to yourself to sit down and write out your beliefs, because then you will know what kind of programming you are dealing with. Once you know your beliefs, then you can go back and change the beliefs that are holding you back.

Do this by yourself, for yourself. You don't have to show anyone your beliefs. However, this is the time to be honest with yourself. This is for you! You can literally set yourself free and be as successful as you desire. But if you have been wanting to be successful for a long time and nothing has happened, then you need to be honest with yourself and say something is not right here.

Give it a shot, and see your life change.

Anthony Treas is a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, and Writer. He is the President of Activate Your Potential Institute, dedicated to helping young adults, and individuals to reach new levels of their full potential. For more information visit: Activate Your Potential Institute

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