I want to talk about the blocks to creativity and things that can really stop
you on your way to success. I wanted to talk about the blocks to your
creativity and it's not just like the creativity you might think of like
painting and sculpting and creating music, you need creativity everywhere.
If you're trying to build your business, you need creativity for that, if you’re trying to become a successful person, you need creativity for that. Creativity is everywhere. Running your social media, that requires a degree of creativity. So what could stop you what could reduce and block that creativity? There are certain things.
The first one is the fear of failure or fear of making mistakes and in a way, it's not your fault because you've been taught that. Because in school, when you go to school, when you go to university, you are constantly being taught not to make mistakes, not to make mistakes, not to make mistakes because if you make mistakes, it's a red pen time. If you make mistakes, you fail the exam. So we learn in school that is bad to make mistakes, and then we try to avoid the mistakes at all costs possible, which is not really that clever in the real world out there.
The fear of failure really blocks a lot of people creativity, and stop them from achieving results because they're just scared of making a mistake. They're scared of looking foolish. They're scared of failing basically which actually the most successful people are failing forward. The most successful people are the people who failed the most, who made the most mistakes, but most people don't see it that way. So that's number one.
Number two is the fear of selfishness. And again, the fear of selfishness, the fear of being selfish, the fear of other people thinking that you are selfish stops a lot of people in their business, stops a lot of people from progressing in their life, because they're just scared. They're scared that other people will say, “Oh, you're greedy, or you this, that or the other.” But the reality is that, hey, it's not selfish to want to provide your family. It's not selfish to want to reach your potential. It's not selfish to want to help thousands of other people in your business. There's nothing like it. It's not being selfish.
If you want to become more successful, it's not selfish. It's actually your duty. It's your job to become successful, but a lot of people let that go in their head, because maybe at some point, you thought that somebody who's successful is selfish. You have to sometimes examine your own thinking because if you're scared of other people saying that you're selfish, think, have I thought that way? And maybe that's where the seed was planted.
The third one, the third block to creativity and that stops people from success is the fear of success. You might say, “Well, that's nonsense Gediminas, I can understand the fear of failure, but surely there can't be any fear of success.” Trust me, there's a lot of people who feel the fear of success and fear of success is also called the imposter syndrome. So there's a lot of people who could become super successful, they could progress in their job, they could become very successful in the business, but they stopped themselves short, they stopped progressing, because they're scared that if I do become successful, if I do start making this big money, people will find out that I'm not the real deal.
People will find out that I'm faking it. And a lot of people have this in their head where they go, “Well, this success can't last this, this can't be so good. If it sounds too good to be true, there must be something hidden, there must be something bad associated with success.” And there isn’t. You are not fake, you are not whatever, if you become successful, you deserve that. If you make a lot of money, you've earned it. There's nothing wrong with that. Nobody’s going to come and find you out. It's okay not to know everything. It's okay not to be perfect, and still be extremely successful in your life. Don’t let that fear of success to start stopping you.
And the last one, number four is the fear of waste. Fear of waste is basically when a person is afraid of losing time, or resources like money. So again, very often, somebody might have a huge opportunity, a tremendous possibility, but they will say, “Well, what if I invest the next year, two years, three years, five years, and then it doesn't turn out to be successful. I lost all of this time. Well, what if I invest my money, God forbid, what if I buy products, or I invest into trading, or I invest in whatever, and it doesn't turn out to be useful, and it doesn't change my life? Ah, I can't allow myself to lose that.”
And again, a lot of people allow this fear of waste, the fear of wasting resources, like time or money to again, stop them. But guess what I've got, I don't know if it's good or bad news. Time is going to pass anyway.
Very often when I speak to somebody about building a business, and they say, “Well, how long is it going to take me to make good money?” And I said, “Well, maybe five years, maybe seven, maybe 10 years.” And they go, “Ah, five years to start making good money. That's a really long time.” And I go, “Well, guess what, five years from now. You're going to be five years from now. And five years from now, you will say, Well, I wish I started five years ago because now I wouldn't be there already.”
There's like this Chinese proverb that says the best time to plant the tree was 20 years ago, the next best time to plant the tree is today. So a year from now, you will wish that you started today. So why not just start. Well, but what if I invest five years and it doesn't work out? Fine. You still got another 50 to go. You still got another 60 to go. It's okay. You have time. I see so many people who are in their 20s or 30s and they’re already saying, “Oh, it's too late.” What?
Colonel Sanders, the guy who started KFC started in his 70s, in his 70s and he became a millionaire before he died. So if you are in your 30s, if you're in your 40s, if you're in your 50s, rock and roll, you have all the time in the world baby. Just need to keep doing something. You need to start, stop waiting, stop thinking, stop pondering, just start doing the darn thing, start chasing your dream, start achieving your vision, start working on your mission. It's okay, you've got time, even if it doesn't work out, start again, start again.
When Edison tried to invent the light bulb 5000 times unsuccessfully, he failed 5000 times and a news reporter came to interview him and he said, “How do you feel after failing 5000 times?” He said, “I didn't fail 5000 times, I just found 5000 ways that's not going to work. And I'm 5000 ways closer to the one that will work.” He got it eventually because we got the light bulbs running. So you got the image, imagine if he gave up, you’d still be using kerosene lamps. That's not what we want.
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