How To Challenge Your Limits.
Fleas can jump over 150 times their body height!
One of the most important ingredients in successful entrepreneurship is to know how to challenge your limits. In a few seconds, you will get the recipe for outstanding performance in whatever you are doing in your life.
So, how is this with the fleas?
If you put a flea in a jar with a lid on top, it will eventually stop jumping as high as it can. Quickly it learns that there is a limit to how high it can jump. And what is fascinating to notice is that it stays within that limit even after the limit is removed.
Humans act in the same way. If we fail enough times, we eventually start to believe that our ability to succeed is limited. So we stop trying.
We settle for mediocre. We start to believe we are just like all the other fleas in the jar.
Another famous story giving us a similar message is the one about The Frog Race:
There was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants.
The race began….
No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. They shouted, “Oh, way too difficult!!! They will NEVER make it to the top.” And “Not a chance. The tower is too high.”
The tiny frogs began collapsing, one by one except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher….
The crowd continued to yell, “It’s too difficult! No one will make it!”
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up…. But one continued higher and higher. This one wouldn’t give up! And he reached the top.
Everyone wanted to know how this one frog managed such a great feat.
His secret? This little frog was deaf!
We all learn from this little story that we need to ignore the pessimism of others. It can take your dreams from you.
Re-Set Your Limits
From childhood, we learnt that failing is something bad or negative. So, why then are all famous entrepreneurs who made a fortune proud of all the failures they did?
There is a huge difference between failing and failing. When you fail with something and view it as a mistake, something bad and negative, your basic education will immediately send signals to your brain, to leave what your are doing and never try it again.
In such case, the failure will not serve for anything more than decreasing your self-esteem.
Instead, viewing the failure as a natural part of the process of something bigger, you will almost welcome the failures. Why? Because you learnt something that will be to your advantage towards your final goal.
When learning about how Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other famous entrepreneurs succeeded, it’s easy to describe them as stubborn. But that’s the way people view it with a limited mindset. In fact, in every failure they made they saw another step toward the goal.
In today’s world with changes taking place faster than ever, it’s important to understand, accept and take advantage of the new “wave” rolling in. It’s not a soft summer breeze wave. It’s a “tsunami” and for those not preparing themselves for this dramatical change, well, they will be left behind like the frogs not being deaf.
But so far no science has proven that not every single human can establish his or her mental conditions. As always in life, some people will do it by themselves without any help or support, others will need coaching to achieve the correct mental mindset. However, it’s you and no one else who take the decision and the beauty is that we all have the same opportunity to take that important decision.
Check how regular people like you and me already succeed with online marketing as an important part of the new way of making a living, change lifestyle and build up a future that will be predominant for the next centenaries to come.
The recipe for outstanding performance is to decide if we are going to be:
A flea in a jar or a deaf frog.
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