What’s the most dangerous threat to your success? Interesting question… right?
There are so many things out there that can send you flying off a cliff and spiraling down into the depths of failure.
It’s a literal mine field of things that can trip you up. And each day none of us have any idea what is really going to happen.
You could wake up one morning and be feeling great, to all of a sudden wanting to burn everything to the ground and give up because of one small thing.
It happens to all of us at one time or another.
In fact, just the other day I was talking to a friend of mine who runs an online business and we actually got into the conversation of…
What’s the most dangerous threat to your success?
What we ended up discussing was pretty fascinating, but it all boiled down to one thing.
And that is… YOU!!!
You are the most dangerous threat to your success.
It’s not competition.
It’s not a lack of leads.
It’s not your employees quitting.
No… it’s you.
No matter what happens to you, the only real threat you face is… you.
Think about it this way…
A big competitor rolls into your market, and he starts pulling customers and clients from you.
A) Freak out and blame them for your business starting to struggle?
B) Do you buckle down look at what you’re doing differently from that competition and deliver the hell out of that?
Whatever ends up happening, comes down to how you respond/ react to situations.
If you go with option A, you are making things worse.
If you go with option B, you will be making things better.
The fact that you have a choice on how to handle any good or bad situation determines EVERYTHING!!!
So many times when things go bad, we respond by going into freak out mode.
But what happens if you respond to the situation in a “non freak out” kind of way?” Well for one thing, you’ll feel better a hell of a lot faster. Not only that you’ll be able to think more clearly, and be proactive in how to proceed with the situation.
But since we are human, our emotions can take over and make things challenging.
A perfect example is with my first personal training business.
I was leasing space from someone without a contract.
Well… one day I get a call from the owner. They said I had 48 hours to get out.
I argued, but there was nothing I could do. Plus it didn’t help that I owed them money.
So what did I do?
I freaked the f*ck out.
I had no contract so there was no way to fight it.
I had no where to go to or move my clients to.
And even if I had the money to give them, it wouldn’t have fixed the situation.
So I had no clue what to do.
The only thing I did know was to….
Stress out so bad that I actually made myself sick.
This all happened because I never signed a lease agreement or contract for the location.
Was this the owner fault? Nope… it was all mine.
In the middle of my freak out and stress fest, I got an emergency call in with my coach at the time. He got me to calm down and focus.
From that call I laid out a plan to find a new location as fast as possible.
I don’t remember how it happened, or how I found a new place, but I walked in the door of a building and sold the owner on running my business from there.
All without having to pay any money upfront.
So 36 hours later I was up and running in the new location, and the clients never noticed a delay in service.
Oh, and incase you are wondering, I signed a contract with the new owner lol.
Now this is a perfect example of how I was the biggest threat to my own success. Just because I was trying to save a few bucks it almost ended up costing me my business and my health.
So if you want to be successful…
I truly believe that you must spend more time working on yourself.
A LOT MORE TIME!!!!
Entrepreneurs have been convinced that success comes down to having lots of money, and a big successful business.
But the reality is, success (in all areas) comes down to you.
You can either be the the most dangerous threat to your success, or be the biggest driver of growth, achievement, and happiness.
The decisions and choice is yours.