Self-Made Barriers

“Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.”

This is a quote from Naval Ravikant’s twitter thread, How to Get Rich (without getting lucky). For the aforementioned reasons, this is the most paralyzing piece of advice for me. I read that and categorize it as an incapability, and thus I cannot Get Rich without getting lucky.

You know what that is? It’s not an actual barrier to success, it’s an obstacle that I’ve created and placed in my own path. The attitude or little voice inside your mind that whispers “no no, that’s outside your wheelhouse…” that’s an installed insecurity, one that Steven Pressfield would call Resistance. (Check out the War of Art if you’re not knowing)

Many of us have these deadly self-doubts, those so obvious and every day that they become easy to see past. They can even be so set in place as to be difficult to notice, but listen to your thoughts, pay attention to these automatic tendencies to assume a task is outside of your abilities. In all likelihood, barring a total collapse of willpower, the voice Lies!


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