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What's the Fastest Way to Success? Bet on Yourself!

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/03/2016 Sarah Danielle

Be the entrepreneur that you've always wanted to be damn it! Bet on yourself!
Pardon my passion, but there are way too many unbelievably talented people settling for their current existence, aka a job, because they are too scared to bet on themselves. Don't be the one caught on the wrong side of success!
I mean no ill will towards those working a job. BUT that shouldn't be the only thing you pursue and work at daily. You have to have something on the side, something you are passionate about, that you are building for yourself.
Enough already with putting 100 percent of your future in the hands of others. The fastest way to succeed is to bet on yourself. Period! So here are five ways you can do just that...
But before I share, I want you to take good, long look at yourself in the mirror and say "I'm betting on me!" Then say "You got this!" Now say it again but louder! Get excited!!
Okay, now that your blood is flowing here goes.
1. Become your biggest fan
I mean you've known YOU your entire life. You know your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, and what you're passionate about. Who else is better qualified to sell yourself and your business to your customers and prospective clients? You have to promote yourself every opportunity that you get. It just might be the only opportunity you get.
Just like you would cheer for your favorite sports team, you need to cheer for yourself! Put in the work and the practice and the long hours required, so that when it's game time you score the winning shot! The crowd watching you WILL go wild!
2. Know that success is the only option
You have the work ethic, the discipline, and the intelligence to succeed. The key ingredient is the unwavering belief in yourself! Amazing things happen when you remove all excuses, put your head down, and give it everything you've got! Know that you will succeed no matter what and it will happen! It's just a matter of time!
I am reminded of a quote I love by Darren Hardy, "Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!"
3. Understand your vision
This dream that you have wasn't packaged and delivered to anyone else except you. You can't let that go to waste. There is no one else in the world like you. The unique set of skills, talents, knowledge and personality that you have is what makes YOU uniquely designed to achieve this specific vision. It's a perfect match!
You just have to dig into it, dissect it, study everything about it. Identify who currently does it well and then learn how you can make it the best. Knowing breeds confidence and confidence speaks for itself. Now you don't have to know everything to bet on yourself, but you will have to grow and get better every single day.
4. Success in yours for the taking
People crave the product or service that you have to offer, and they are waiting to pay you for it. They just haven't found you yet. Betting on yourself means showing up and getting visible. No one is going to knock on your door with a massive amount of success. You have to put in the work and go find that people that need you; solve their problems, and voila! Success!
Let's be honest. It is much easier to sit on the couch, watch tv and be comfortable. The simple fact that you are reading this article sets you apart from the crowd. Now take it a step further, bet on yourself and claim the success that is waiting for you!
5. You owe it to yourself
Bet on yourself because you deserve it. It is risky to get uncomfortable and decide to be the maker of your own fate. But who else do you trust more than yourself? Nobody else can do it for you. You will even surprise yourself along the journey once you let go and just go all in!
Get out of your own way with fear, doubt, and negativity. Instead imagine the possibilities and be confident in your ability to win! It would be a shame to always think about the "what-ifs". Nope you're better than that!
So, what are you waiting for? Don't prolong your success any longer. Take the chance and bet on yourself! All of the super successful people you admire have done it. That's why they've achieved huge accomplishments and accolades. They now live their dream life because they made a decision to bet on themselves.
Make the decision and commit, it's that simple. Get on the fast track to success. Your future self will thank you! Remember "You got this!"

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