There is only one person responsible for the life you have – you. Blaming others may make you feel better about where you are today but it doesn't change anything. Ask yourself these three questions:
- Am I so afraid of making a mistake that I avoid trying new things?
- Am I afraid of what others might think if they see me fail?
- How do I react when something bad happens in my life?
I recommend you give yourself a mindset makeover. Quit letting your fear of making mistakes block you from trying new things. Stop worrying about what others think when you fail. They don't know how far you can go once you're willing to learn how to get back up every time you fall down. They have no idea how a new mindset can help you deal with difficult situations.
The best example I can give you of my new mindset has to do with the novel I'm writing. I'm sharing it raw as I'm developing it in front of the whole world. Most writers I know wouldn't dare share anything unless it was written, re-written, edited, submitted for publication, etc, etc. They don't want readers to see their work unless it's perfect. I'm not looking for perfect people to read my books. I'm just eager to share my gifts with others. The flaws and imperfections are what make my contributions unique. Last month I set a new record with over 21,000 page views on this blog. Readers don't read my stories because I'm perfect, they visit because they can relate to me. So I don't hold back. You should do the same. Decide today you are giving yourself a mindset makeover. Have a great day.