10 Crippling Voices You Should Tame Immediately

You know the little voices in your head that tighten the reins when you’re about to attempt something extraordinary? They layer themselves in between your thoughts and paralyse you limb to limb. It’s not personal. They are the offspring of fear and doubt, it’s what they do.

What you need is some defensive artillery on your side.  I’ve called on a few allies to add their voices to the fray so the battle may sway in your favour.

 

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(1) VOICE 

What if I fail?

JAMES CAMERON

Failure has to be an option, in art and in exploration because it’s a leap of faith…you have to be willing to take those risks.

 

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(2) VOICE 

It’s not the right time.

 TIMOTHY FERRISS

‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.

 

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(3) VOICE 

I don’t have the resources.

TONY ROBBINS

Success is not about your resources. It’s about how resourceful you are with what you have.

 

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(4) VOICE 

I’m not an expert.

ROBIN SHARMA

Every expert was once an amateur. And every master was first a beginner. 

 

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(5) VOICE 

Someone else is already doing it.

 BARRY FRIEDMAN

Sell what people are already buying – in your own voice.

 

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(6) VOICE

I’ll start tomorrow.

UNKNOWN

Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good, but in the end you’re only screwing yourself.

 

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(7) VOICE

I have to be practical.

JOHN GLENN

To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.

 

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(8) VOICE

I need my dreams to be validated first.

W.SOMERSET MAUGHAM 

Man’s desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy (conscience) within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.

 

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(9) VOICE

My dreams are stupid.

STEVE JOBS

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

 

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(10) VOICE

I don’t have any dreams.

ME

Read this.

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A wise woman once told me that the harsh truth about being a writer is that you have to actually effin write things. So here I am, writing these blog posts. A total of two people will read them and one of them will roll their eyes down the street into the nearest escape pod and establish a colony on Mars.

But I also know that it will get better. Yours will, too.

 

Thoughts?