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Why not taking action?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by scoder, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. scoder

    scoder Newbie

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    :D Hello BHW members! I have read many great and helpful threads on this great forum and in all of these I read posts in the sense: "Don't just read - take action!" I'm in the same boat right now, I read and read and read and admire the success of the others and it's not that I'm lazy, but it is something there that is always holding me back form taking action and actually implementing proven-working methods. I think that this is due to mindset (way of thinking) but it is unconsciousness. Like for example a guy who is not taking action is maybe not believing in himself, thinking - "This is not for me" or "I do not deserve this" or "I have always failed in my life (IM or real life) and I know for sure that I will fail whatever I try" or "I fear the unknown".

    Please share your thoughts about this psychological matter/barrier that is always holding us back from actualy working towards our success. It is very interesting to analyze ourselves. ;)
     
  2. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    Yea its a weird thing. You just have to force yourself to take action. Once you've taken the action and you see the money pop into your account you won't ever have any issues taking action with that method again.
     
  3. Vic Sage

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    Yeah, I had the same problem when I was starting out. It's natural :)

    First, you should pick 1 method from BHW. Explore the "Making Money" section. Then, block BHW.

    Yeah, you heard me right. Block BHW for a certain amount of time. It will be a distraction to see sooo many methods popping out every now and then. You will always wait for the next easier and better method.

    You can block certain sites for a specific time with this add-on:
    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/
    Write down your tasks. Always works. Instead of putting your To-Do's out on the web, put 'em up on a whiteboard or a paper and stick that paper where you can easily see it.

    I use this technique for "Pen and paper" -
    Code:
    http://www.bulletjournal.com/
    But...you can't do all of the above if you don't have a WHY.

    I wake up every morning @ 5 AM and start getting my 200+ reps done. I work on my huge amount of projects only 5 hours a day and still get my things done accordingly. Only because I have a "WHY".

    What's your "WHY"?
     
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  4. Invoker

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    You probably have a roof over your heard, you get feed well, at least couple of times per day. A comfy bed to sleep in and a family.. This is probably one of the reasons.. no reasons to change since everything is already so comfy..
     
  5. LaLore

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    Comfort Zone. Those who lack the drive to take action usually need a crisis to get them moving.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Agree with everyone above.
    The only way to get the confidence in yourself is to practice.
    If you start your own project then you can experience what you may need more help on but you wont know until you try.
    After that step i would do a few projects for clients for free or cheap and tell them your learning and want to build your portfolio. This is where your confidence comes in, when you work your butt off and do the best you possibly can for them and your start to see the results, you're going to feel on top of the whole!
    Make that leap and you will go far!
    If you need support you're not failing by asking for help, we've all been there!
    NOW start!!! You can do it!
     
  7. oxonbeef

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    Love this pic.
    The fear of success is as strong as the fear of failure.
     
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  8. scoder

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    |crusher|

    You are right. Members, including me, may got overwhelmed with how many methods are here or just can't choose because they are afraid that they may have chosen wrong (unprofitable) one or one that they lack capacity (of any kind) to implement.

    The reason why ... Everybody's "WHY"...

    1. The obvious - making money for: survival or to improve your current financial situation, or to get extraordinary rich. (this is strongly individual and can be the both 3 in time).
    2. The social and emotional reason - to feel that you are somebody who is worth it, who is valuable, who can achieve, who can succeed, who can be self confident.
    3. Other things here for sure that I can't think of atm. :p.

    Planning is very important but also is very important to have a long attention span so you don't lose track of your progress.

    |Invoker|

    I don't think that a situation where you are on "the edge" is a right time to take action. Then it may be even harder ...
    Not everybody feels it is enough to have where to live, eat and sleep. These are basic biological needs. Comfort? No comment ... (It depends and is relevant though).

    |LaLore|

    You have pictured very well, at least in my opinion, what the comfort zone represents in the reality of many people but it's all negative ... What comfort zone is a bubble of negative factors? You are right but it's not logical ... :D :D :D and in case a crisis is needed for action I think the reason in such a case would undoubtedly be laziness.
     
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  9. The Scarlet Pimp

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    most people won't take action until they have to.

    buy an alarm *after* being robbed.
    take karate *after* being mugged.
    join the gym *after* the heart attack.

    etc. etc. etc.
     
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