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3 Reasons Why People Don’t Chase Their Dreams

We all want more, to have more, to be more but some of us are afraid to dream. Do you dream of a better lifestyle, Do your dream about running a big business? Or have you forgotten how to dream?

As life goes on we get into a mindset that we have to work hard and can't take risks. We crave security and feel that we can;t chase our dreams. We have to be responsible, maintain our lifestyle and support our family. 

Not everyone has the same mindset and you may be a risk taker in one part of their life, but not in others. Ultimately, one’s mindset plays a huge part in whether they follow their dreams or not.

Here are 3 ways mindset can sabotage your ability to dream big and chase those dreams:

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Afraid to Fail

Failing and succeeding are two inevitable results in life, two opposite ends of a spectrum. If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never know if your idea was a good one or not. You may be haunted by the “What would have happened if…?” questions for the rest of your life.

As the famous Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Edison is reported to be one of the preeminent inventors of our time and if he didn’t overcome the mindset of giving up or not being good enough, we probably wouldn’t have the lightbulb, phonograph, or motion picture cameras today.

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Not Confident

We all have a voice in our head spreading doubt. I hope you don't have that voice that says you're not good enough or you will never measure up because that one can eat at your self-esteem until you are afraid of taking any chance at all.

No one is perfect and we all start from somewhere. Competition is healthy and proves that there is money to be made. You just have to be authentic and stand out from the crowd.

If you're not confident to start your own business do the work - work on your self confidence. And just start.

Did you know that Walt Disney was fired from his first animation job at the Kansas City Star newspaper because they said he lacked imagination? Now the Walt Disney Company assets are worth over 98 billion dollars. So much for “lack of imagination”!

Too Old

You're only as old as you feel.

Age is just a number and in your mind, if you think you’re too old to do something, then you won’t do it. Of course, if there is a physical limitation or risk of doing an activity, then err on the side of caution, but if you think you’re too old to start a business, think again.

Need some inspiration? Look up the stories of Ernestine Shepherd and Josefina Monasterio. Both women are grandmothers who have won hundreds of trophies as body builders. They didn’t let a negative mindset get in the way of reaching their goals and they started their training at ages 58 and 59, respectively.  You are never to old to do what you want, live the life you want.

My point is, you are your own worst enemy. If your mindset is holding you back from starting a new business and achieving the lifestyle you want, there are ways to change those negative mindsets into positive ones. 

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