Change is hard for many people and especially those that do not have a supportive environment to foster new growth. In my experience of dealing with some of the greatest athletes on the planet and entrepreneurs that have achieved a great deal of success they do not have many to support them either. The elite have progressed so far that they are often misunderstood and many people are uncomfortable around them.
At that stage they might be just like you; not many supportive people to depend on. What do they do to conquer that feeling that may work for you?
They start with a desire to achieve a goal
They have a burning desire to achieve a certain outcome. They don’t let much get in the way to distract them. You too must start here. The dream and goals you set will be your support crew to pull you along when it gets hard. When others are telling you that you “can’t” do it, and they will because they will not want to feel alone when you move up, your clear vision of your end result will be your cheerleader.
They are committed and dedicated to continue to move forward
They get set backs just like you will. They get hit with obstacles and have to figure a way around them. Just because you’re just starting out on your journey doesn’t mean you have more obstacles to face than a person who has achieved what it is you’re looking for. It just means that they have already figured a way around their obstacles and you have yet to face them. As you achieve more and more success and your mountain tops get higher and higher, you’ll have new obstacles to face that now you can’t even imagine exists. The only way to move forward is to never quit and understand and accept your challenges.
They have a great deal of faith in that which they can not see
Faith is the cornerstone of all success. Starting a journey when you do not know what you’ll face is scary. Most people unfortunately quit there because they fear the unknown. It’s comfortable to stay put and safe. Yet successful people understand that faith allows them to move forward. If you want a great strong body and can’t even do one pull-up, you might fear the pain that doing that one pull-up may present, and stop there. But if you have faith that doing 10 pull-ups would produce the type of shoulders you seek, you’ll move forward to do ten. It may take you 5 months of work to do that but you know that when you’re able to do ten your shoulders will look fabulous. The same holds true with any goal and dream. There is a price to pay to achieve them. The price is the action necessary to earn the reward and that action will not start until you have faith all your effort will produce the end results.