I operate on elite levels and know how to get people there too.
A lack of trust.
It can be on either side. Either they don't trust me to get the results, or they don't trust themselves to get the results.
I grew up in a single wide trailer on a dirt road, and my parents sometimes had to make the excruciating choice of gas money to get to their factory job, or my lunch money.
Now I travel the world and coach elite performers.
I've worked with a 2x Boston marathon runner on staying focused despite the pressure. (Sure, she's my girlfriend, but that further supports my points of elites.)
I walk the walk and so do my clients.
Here's their play. It always sounds like this:
"Sounds great, but I need to work on X before I'm ready."
That's what fear looks like. They're afraid of facing the fact that all their hard work hasn't worked. And that success can be simple.
The result? The lullabies.
"I'll try yoga when I'm more flexible."
"I'll go to the gym when I lose weight."
"I'll meditate when I calm down."
It's tough to watch.
But you can't force them.
It has to be their choice to pull themselves out of it.
But they still have to walk through. You can share all the wisdom in the world, but you can't understand it for them.
It's like you have infrared vision that can see straight to the heart of the matter.
And it's them.
Most often, failure to succeed isn't due to external circumstances. It stems from believing your own lies about why you're not capable of doing what you want to do. Those who know better are desperately cheering for you to climb out of it.
You're capable. You're powerful. You're near-infinite potential.
But if your mind tells you otherwise, you're going to believe the limits; not the achievements.
If you've battled these beliefs you know how much truth there is in this thread. Chances are, there are folks who need to hear it. If so, retweet the first post with a comment on what you found valuable and share the hard-hitting truth.
They'll thank you.