Mind Busters That Make Freelancers Sink To The Bottom
The greatest asset that a freelancer can ever possess is a positive mindset. You will be surprised to know that only a few freelancers are talented but the majority are average and they do not possess any mind-blowing academic achievement.
Despite all this, some freelancers manage to attract huge hordes of clients who end up paying them heavily while the other lot of freelancers end up struggling in their business.
So, what do these thriving freelancers possess that this other lot lack? The only factor that make others fail while others succeed is the mindset possessed by each group.
Mindset is the way one perceives himself/herself, people around him/her and the world at large.
Although hardly taken care of, one’s mindset affects that way one behaves and responds to different situations in life; determining the quality of the decisions made.
For this reason, negative mindsets may be the ultimate obstacle between you and your success. It has sabotaged your dreams. Here are few of the negative mindsets that you should avoid:
i. Thinking that you are not good enough
Sometimes freelancers injure the dream of their success by feeling insufficiency of academic qualifications.
Having certifications and degrees can not buy you success but you will need to earn it through your determination and knowing what you want.
Sometimes, you think that you must have long lists of impressive clients or many years of experience but; all these are just destructive misconceptions which can kill your potential.
The “not good enough” mindset destroys your enthusiasm of wanting to find out what you can be best at and it lowers your self-esteem.
With this in mind, you remain stuck and concentrate of projects which can offer little or less challenge hence thwarting your growth. The fact is that, you need not to be the best at want you intend to do but you require being good or better.
ii. Success belongs to the Lucky ones and not you.
When our minds have been programmed to believe this, it soon becomes a fulfilled prophecy because we have programmed our lives to fail. It has been proved that people tend to live what they believe.
If you believe you are a failure by nature and by performance and nothing good can come out of you, you will definitely fail.
You mind is shuttered from dreaming higher. Get closer to successful freelancers and purpose to learn something from them and implement it to see if it works for you.
iii. Perceiving money to be the root of every evil.
Though many believe that this is a quote from the bible, they remain deceived because the bible admonishes that, “For the love of money is the root of all evil”.
This means that, you are not condemned because you own money but loving money leads to leading a selfish and greedy life that makes you a shallow person.
Money can be used for both good and bad reasons depending on the morality of a person. Others can use it wisely to employ people, support charity among other benefitting ways.
iv. Success comes by giving up what you love
The truth is that you ought to sacrifice in order to make a successful freelancer. It is logic that you are meant to fail if you play computer games the whole day and yet you have a lot to do in your business.
Though sacrifices are to be made, this never involves giving up the love of you life, your kids and family but you will need to prioritize some things and make them come first.
Because people have different priorities on various values in life, stay clear about them in order to have an easy time in utilizing your time, talent and energy in what you cherish most.
v. Thinking that it never your fault
Taking responsibility in things within your sphere in which you are able to influence their outcome is a good thing.
In most cases, freelancers tend to look on whom they can blame for their failures but, it sad to note that some of the things which happen to be “hindering” them are out of their control and they can do nothing about them.
Instead of wasting your precious energy on blaming others, sharpen your skills and find ways to earn more by finding better prospects. If one has injured you cause, have the strength to forgive and move on.
It is unnatural to be positive in everything because everybody has his/her bad days when things seem to be getting out of control.
Despite all this, try to have a positive outlook because this brings hope and gives you the confidence and courage required in taking new challenges to work with a renew energy and enthusiasm which tend to attract many people to you.
Besides this, positive mindset helps you to persist in failures and challenges. Freelancing has a lot of setbacks which will tempt you to quit if you lack a positive mindset driving you to success.
It is upon you to self-examine yourself to determine whether you have a mindset to succeed in freelancing irrespective of the challenges. In a nutshell, successful freelancing requires a positive mindset.
You may have talents, experience or be hard working but; without positive mindset, you are vulnerable to failure. You should learn to overcome the mind busters by unshakable belief in yourself, ability and dream.