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#246: Donít Allow Fear of Success to Derail Your Efforts

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." George Washington Carver

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Much has been written about peopleís fear of success, that invisible barrier that is so often so impenetrable. Simply put, many people can not visualize themselves as successful individuals. Consequently, their subconscious sabotages their efforts to change.

Regarding weight loss, this refers to the person who constantly laments that they have always been heavy, or that they are big-boned, or that they tried to lose weight in the past but were not successful or that their cousin tried a particular diet plan that didnít work. Thereís always an excuse.

Their image of themselves is so flawed that even if they were absolutely guaranteed to become the fit, healthy, weight-appropriate person they desire to be, they would find some reason not to make their efforts work.

Havenít you encountered such people?

Perhaps you have even been in their place, making excuses and refusing to believe, truly believe that you CAN become the person you long to be.

So, how do we fight such negative attitudes?

First, I believe, is to have a healthy self-ego, a sense of personal pride that we are valuable people, despite our weight.

Second, we need to develop a belief system, one that constantly tells us that we WILL overcome our situations and that we CAN become a new person.

Third, we must fill our minds and hearts with positive affirmations that we see and say throughout every day. We need to continually tell ourselves that we are good people, invaluable in fact in Godís eyes, that we are bred for success and endowed with the elements we need to succeed.

Fourth, we must develop a never say die attitude and never, ever quit pursuing our dreams. Itís true that our day-to-day efforts are going to produce varied, sometimes up and down, results. We must not let these fluctuations deter us from our goal.

We have the tools of success within us. We simply must provide an attitude that allows us to be successful. Donít allow fear of success to derail your efforts

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SINGLEMOM1960 3/5/2010 11:57AM

    So true and so easily to fall into that trap. I'm guilty of it. Great advice, thank you.

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JEWELS571 3/3/2010 7:37PM


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SPARKLOVE 3/3/2010 6:51PM

    I agree Lou, 100% "Change your thoughts-Change your life!"

emoticon and We can all do it! Joy

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/3/2010 5:23PM

    Thanks for sharing. That is what we have to be reminded of- day in and day out!


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MACMOM57 3/3/2010 5:19PM

    Thanks Lou you always have the best blog and hints keep them coming.

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NANHBH 3/3/2010 5:08PM

    Amen to that! In the past, I suffered from "fear of success." And you are right, Lou. When I worked on my self-esteem, started using affirmations, the excuses went away and I was amazed at the things I could accomplish! Great blog.


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BADMAMMAJAMMA1 3/3/2010 10:42AM

    Great Blog!! So very True.

Treasure Yourself

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KENDRACARROLL 3/3/2010 10:26AM

    Great blog!

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GABY1948 3/3/2010 9:45AM

    This did used to be me until two years ago when health superceded excuses!

This is another true and excellent blog, Lou!


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GIBBLES5 3/3/2010 9:39AM

    I feel like you just totally pegged me.... I will try to take your advice "happy thoughts...happy thoughts" and try to deem my self worth a little more because a lot of times I feel so insignificant.

But I have to admit, although this has been a major roller coaster ride for me this time around, I haven't at any time in the last several months given up completely. So, I have to say that I am dealing with the negative forces better and I am believing in me more.

Thanks for your endless wisdom.....


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WOODSYGIRL 3/3/2010 12:58AM

    This was a terrific blog! You stated everything so clearly and every single point resonated with me. Thank you for sharing such wonderful insights!

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    Excellent blog. Thanks for posting it for us. I'm glad that we're on this journey together! Love, Dawn

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JUSTDUCKY1405 3/2/2010 10:40PM

    Great Blog... although sometimes I do falter, this is so intune with how my brain is really thinking these days!

And, a much needed pat on the back of support to keep reaching for my dreams!

Thank you!

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YATMAMA 3/2/2010 10:08PM

    Bullseye again, Lou!

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VXWALL1942 3/2/2010 10:04PM

    Super blog! Thanks for the inspiration and motivation.

vicki emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 3/2/2010 9:29PM

    I so agree; never give up! Never give up! NEVER GIVE UP! We can do this, regardless of any past experiences that have not turned out well. This is the here and now, and we can do it! Thanks for a great blog, Lou!

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/2/2010 9:00PM

    Absolutely Brillient and so true!

Thank you so much ... that sure goes along with my re-commit that I blogged last night.


I have copied and pasted the URL to this page to my other groups. emoticon

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    LOU! Did you write this blog just for ME? emoticon It sure came close to describing me! I don't have that much trouble with trying, but my goodness, I have trouble with succeeding and allowing myself to feel HAPPY about it! Thanks. I learned from your blog, and I'm glad I read it! emoticon Lori

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