Yes, they go hand in hand. We talk ourselves out of and refrain from taking steps towards becoming successful because yes, there is a chance we may indeed fall on our face. But, what is even more terrifying than that is being successful. Because at that point now we are responsible for that success and feel as though we must continue to rise to the occasion to match success over and over. There are expectations. This becomes a task in responsibility.

We’re on the hook. No excuses anymore like, “I don’t know what I’m doing because I’m just a beginner.” We must move to the next stage of taking that responsibility and implementing a system that brings the same results over and over again. Can you imagine the pressure?

What’s easier is to walk around town telling friends, strangers and love ones how difficult life is and the daunting challenges you have ran into in your struggles in order for others to empathize with you as your “pity party” continues to roll. There is no problem with this type of jamboree, but just remember it’s all leading: To a place I don’t think you’re going to want to be.

Remember, you are EXACTLY where you need to be. Always. You have the proper tools and knowledge to move through this moment to the next if you can show up, put in the work and trust the process. This includes repeating the formula for success. Give it a shot.