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8 Common Lies Aspiring Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves

Entrepreneurs are some of the most inspiring and successful people in the world. They are confident, lucky, brave, care-free, and life is just easy for them. Although it may appear this way, it’s actually a lie many aspiring entrepreneurs say to make themselves feel better for not being as successful. The truth is we all have the ability to become successful. These little lies we tell ourselves just keep getting in the way…

  1. Every great idea has already been thought of.
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Oh, really? I am sure people thought that exact same thing 30 years ago, and now all those people are scratching their heads about the invention of iPhones, Tesla, TopGolf, Netflix, and Amazon… Everybody is just one idea away from becoming a multi-millionaire or a billionaire.

  1. Self-help books don’t work for me.
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No, You don’t work for you. You have to actually make changes in your life. You can’t just buy a book and be instantly changed. No book is going to give you the fountain of youth, the cure for cancer, or tell you how to make the perfect relationship. There's nothing like that. Don’t wait for someone else to tell you how to live your life. You already know what to do.

  1. I will become a millionaire because I have good intentions.
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Everybody's got great intentions, but very few are willing to put in the effort, the time, the energy, and the hard work to get there.

  1. Manifesting means making a list of things I want.
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So, you want a million dollars. Great, but what's the plan? What are you willing to do? What are you willing to sacrifice? I absolutely believe in manifestation, 100%. Manifestation will bring you opportunities, but it has to be backed up with action. If you say “I want to live right across the street from the Playboy Mansion, at this address, within 10 years. This is my plan, this is how I'm going to get there, and this is what I’m willing to give up.” That's how you get there. Manifestation is not a wish list.

  1. I can’t just do what I want.
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Actually, you can. I hear people say all the time, “I would love to move to Hawaii.” Well, Hawaii is one of the 50 states, and, last I checked all you have to do is decide to move there. Why can't you move? Because you're stuck. If you want to do something like start your own business or move to Hawaii, the only person stopping you is yourself. You can make it happen.

  1. I am a procrastinator.
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No one is born a procrastinator. The reason people procrastinate is they have no real goals and no structure. If you actually made a list of things you needed to get accomplished, within a short while, you’d always have something to look forward to. People aren't inherently lazy, they just haven't found the thing they should be doing. They haven't found a spark that'll keep them going. You can do anything as long as you have clarity, a sound plan, and a great “why.”

  1. I’m too old to start a new career.
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Age is just a number. Unless you’re a professional athlete, you're never too old. You're never too old to be an entrepreneur. You're never too old to start a new career. You're never too old to find your soulmate. You're never too old, and it's never too late. The only time it's too late is when you’re no longer with us.

  1. Safety equals success.
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This is the biggest lie of all. We say things like, “If I stay here long enough, I’ll be successful.” Or, “I’ve got my annual 4% increase, and I might get an extra week of vacation.” It's a proverbial carrot that keeps you going and going. That's great, you’re safe. You're helping out the board and the shareholders, but you're not helping yourself. We’re all meant for so much more. The circumstances of life and our fears hold us back. God didn't make anybody mediocre. We choose to be mediocre.
If you want to stop working for someone else’s dream, then take the leap and do it. Don’t let the lies you have come to believe separate you from the life you were meant to live. So, make a plan, believe in yourself, take action, and don’t quit just because the seat belt light turns on. You will make it to your goal if you let these lies go. There’s no better time than now.