Remember the last time you got negative feedback? Even with lots of positive feedback to counter it, it was likely those one or two negative comments seemed to cement themselves in your brain.
We tend to give negative comments much more weight than they deserve.
You probably have people in your life who claim to support you (and they truly believe that they do)…but they really don’t. Listen closely to how they respond to you when you tell them your biggest goal.
Do their responses sound like any of these?
- That’s a pretty big goal. Are you sure you have the time to do that?
- No one in our family has ever made that much money before.
- Isn’t that going to be hard?
- How are you going to do that and still take care of your family?
- How do you expect to find that many people or sell that much?
- Don’t come crying to me if it doesn’t work out.
- When are you going back to your real job?
- That’s nice.
If so, then these people, some of whom are family members and friends who love you very much, are part of the 99% percent crowd. The people that support you 99%…but still hold on to a little bit of doubt.
And that doubt can be deadly.
When you sense that someone doubts your abilities, your intentions, your desires, even your dreams, it will cause you to doubt yourself too. And that’s the last think you need on your way to the top!
When you share your goals and dreams, this is what you should hear:
- Well of course you’re going to do that; I have no doubt about it.
- I know you can do it.
- You’re perfect for that!
- You’ll be wonderful!
- How can I help?
These are the people to talk to about your business.
They will ignite a fire in you and keep your vision alive and in focus. They will claim your victory for you…sometimes before you even realize it’s possible. They are your power partners.
Do you have to stop talking to the 99% crowd? Of course not. Just stop talking to them about your goals! When they ask about your business say, “It’s awesome. How are things going for you?”
The 99% crowd means well but they have forfeited their right to have an opinion about your success. Don’t let anyone (who isn’t in a position to show you how to win) tell you that you’re going to lose.
Your potential is only what you think it is!
Choose your best life!