4 Obstacles to Achieving Financial Freedom
When it comes to achieving financial freedom, many people fail to realize that one of the keys to generating and keeping wealth is simply to take real action.
T. Harv Eker, author of The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, explains that our mindset and emotions can be huge obstacles in taking action and achieving success, yet they are often overlooked by people wishing to achieve higher levels of success and wealth in life.
Action is what bridges the gap to what you wish you could do, and what you actually CAN do.
You could think of it like this – if thoughts and emotions are part of your inner world, and results are part of your outer world, it would make sense to assume that action is the bridge between these two factors.
Even the richest people have fears and stress. With that said, success-driven people do not allow their mindset or emotions to prevent them from taking action.
The four biggest emotions and mindset blocks that stand in the way of taking action and succeeding with our financial goals are as follows:
Your comfort zone is one of the biggest challenges to overcome, which is why it is so essential to act despite of discomfort. The more comfort becomes a big factor in your life, the less you are able to deal with fear. If you want to change your financial life for good, you need to start being comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. The very wealthy know that evolving and growing their comfort zone is key to success.
Even the richest people have moments of doubt at some point or another. The solution to acting despite your doubts is realizing that variety is another way to see uncertainty. When you next feel doubtful, move forward rather than retreating to your comfort zone and seek new opportunities and possibilities.
Let’s face it, being rich is not always going to be convenient. It won’t always be easy either. Changing your current financial status is actually very hard. If you only ever do what will be easy, you will never get past the middle of the road. Life will always be hard. If you’re willing to take the hard road, life may just start becoming easy. Make hard choices and get out of that comfort zone, and you should start noticing a difference to your life.
Dealing with your finances can cause a lot of worry. We stress about having enough money, making more money, losing money, and we also worry about taxes, investments, business ideas and profits. Learning how to deal with stress and act in spite of your worry is the only way that you will be able to master the “millionaire mind” – after all, billionaires such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson never let worry hamper their success!
Now that you know some of the obstacles that could be blocking your path to success, what do you plan to do to turn them into opportunities?