SHUSH! Stop Talking Yourself Out of Success

When obstacles arise

Are you talking yourself out of your success?

Sadly this is what many of my writing students do. They take any obstacle as a signal that they’re moving in the wrong direction. So, instead of moving forward confidently, they spin and change direction. Or they stop moving completely.

As Zig Ziglar said: “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”

And please, forget about the “rules”.

As this article, 5 Ways to Learn to Trust Your Instincts |, says:

“Ignore the rules. ‘All the rules are made by someone else who had an instinct five years or fifty years before you,’ Germano says. The leaders who trust their instincts will be the ones who set the new rules — the ones who anticipate and solve tomorrow’s problems.”

Chances are, you know what you should be doing. If you don’t, ask someone who’s doing what you want to do to help you. Once you’ve made a decision however, STICK to it. An obstacle is just feedback.

Look at it this way. Let’s say that you’re on vacation. You’re looking forward to it. Your route is planned. You’re driving a few hundred miles across country. An hour from home, you hit a road block.

Would you take that road block as an indication that you should forget about your holiday and go back home?

Of course you wouldn’t. You’d detour around it.

There are always detours around obstacles. Find the detour, then as the saying goes: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”

Tell the voice in your head to SHUSH… :-)

Author: Angela Booth

Copywriter Angela Booth's clients tell her she performs "word magic." Whether she's writing advertising materials, Web content, or ghostwriting for her clients, she's committed to helping them to achieve results, fast. Author of one of the first books about online business, Making The Internet Work For Your Business, Angela's written many business books which have been published by major publishers. She's an enthusiastic self-publisher and writing teacher.