In this Expert Insight Interview, Michael Anthony discusses the importance of accountability. How to shed your fear of success and the secrets behind living up to your potential. Michael Anthony’s company, Think Unbroken, works with trauma victims to help them become the best version of themselves. He has had a difficult background himself, as a son of drug addicts and abusers.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How fear of success is holding us back
- The importance of accepting responsibility for your own life
- Why acknowledging your past is crucial for your future
Fear of Success
Many people who experienced trauma in their childhood realize that they are trapped. They haven’t matured in the same way most other people have. At that point, they understand that they need to accelerate their maturing process.
In the moment of that realization. One of the most important things you can do is acknowledge that your life is not in accordance with the person you’re capable of being. That said, most people are terrified of their own potential. Only the most mentally stable and disciplined manage to actually do what they know needs to be done.
On the backside of doing some really difficult things, you may actually become who you dream of becoming and do the things that you desire. We all wish it were easy and that there was a set path that you needed to follow to achieve success, but the truth is that we’re all on a different journey.
The one thing that people who have been able to create change in their lives all have in common is that they have acknowledged that everything that happens in their life is up to them. They took responsibility for making their lives better rather than lamenting over the difficult position they were in.
Acknowledging Where You Come From
We’re the sum of all of our experiences leading up to this moment. That means everything that ever happened in our life informs who we are at this time. Therefore, to get where you want to go, you must understand how you got to where you are.
Unless you have a clear idea of where you’re going, created based on understanding who you are, nothing is going to change. If you’re unable to look at where you’ve come from and all the experiences you’ve had, you can never plot a path forward.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.