Is Lack of Emotional Maturity Keeping You From Success?
You know, if there’s anyone in this world who shouldn’t be successful, it’s me.
I grew up on a Navajo Indian reservation as the only Caucasian boy in my class. Most of my classmates hated me – I was bullied and beat up almost every day. I was also too scared to fight back, causing my own father to reveal his disappointment in me again and again.
I was no good in school – I got bad grades, my teachers told me I was a failure and a troublemaker. I only passed my classes so my teachers wouldn’t have to deal with me anymore!
I became convinced that I was both dumb and a loser. College wasn’t even a consideration. I had no sense of self-worth or emotional maturity – nothing to indicate that I would ever do anything good or noteworthy.
But something happened that changed all that. It began with a chance encounter of a job offer as a karate studio manager when I was nineteen, and resulted in the revelation of my Core Desires. In the end, I didn’t have to let my past determine my future, because my real success came from within (and had nothing to do with outside circumstances).
As a human being, it’s natural for you to have the desire to be successful in order to enjoy your life in a more fulfilling manner. But when you haven’t achieved that kind of success, it makes you wonder – why does it seem like some people get everything they want without any effort at all? What are the qualities that they possess that you do not have?
The truth is there is no significant difference between you and those people. It is all in the mind – and it comes down to identifying your Core Desires – your real passions – and acting on them in such a way that uses what I call your Conquering Force to achieve success.
It is just not a cliché when people talk about the “power within” – come to think of it, you alone are the only one who can be held responsible for the way you live, and you alone have the capacity to change your world.
The mind creates negative thoughts easily, pushing up barriers and causing you to believe that you must remain stuck where you are. Giving in to this negativity prevents you from doing anything that can lead you to success – it becomes a vicious cycle that keeps you trapped.
Real emotional maturity that leads to success comes when you begin to identify your own barriers – whether it comes through self-examination or with the help of a mentor. Begin studying your own thoughts and observing the things you constantly tell yourself. What kinds of barriers are being thrown up in your path?
- I could never make that kind of money
- I’ll always be stuck in this job
- I can’t take those kinds of risks
- This always happens to me
- I’m too ugly to find a partner
- No one ever listens to me
On and on – if these are your thought patterns, you need to aim for a change.
Start to think about what you do want. What are you passionate about? What would you do if there were no limitations? Why would you do that particular thing? What is your greatest desire? Why? What would it mean if you attained the thing you most wanted?
As you ask yourself these questions, you’ll begin to start drilling down to what your real Core Desires are.
Don’t be afraid to take some time about it. In my years of mentoring people, I’ve seen the same thing over and over again – most people don’t know what it is that they really want. They might feel they know things on the surface, but the true Core of desire remains hidden – and it holds you back from really releasing your Conquering Force and being unstoppable.
Having clear focus gives you the confidence to be successful at any aspect of life, whether it be in your business, your relationships, your spirituality, or your leisure time – with confidence, you can take actions that will help you move forward and get you closer to success.
In the end, you must remember that success is not a chance, but a choice.
No one knows that better than me. I went from one of the most miserable upbringing and circumstances you can imagine to being the highest paid motivational speaker in the US. I’ve been awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit. I’ve been interviewed on over 2000 radio and talk shows. My #1 best-selling book has been translated into 15 languages. Just recently I was notified that I’ve been accepted for inclusion into the 2010 edition of the Presidential Who’s Who.
Receiving these honors and more is something that by conventional knowledge should not have happened to me. And whatever is going on in your life right now, whether it be your past or your present, does not have to determine the measure of your success.
If you’ve thrown up invisible barriers that are holding you back from where you want to be in life, you can break them down. Join me on my free upcoming teleclass, Overcoming Invisible Barriers That Are Keeping You Stuck, and visit here to find out more about how you can WIN a chance to join me in my upcoming Zufelt Experience Weekend.
Don’t ever believe you can’t get what you want in life.