Limiting Beliefs That Sabotage Your Success -6
I Can’t Keep Up with Technology or Strategies
The idea of becoming an online entrepreneur sounds very enticing until you begin to look at all of the nitty, gritty details. For many people, the constant evolution of technology - along with the strategies involved in succeeding online can be very intimidating.
You may have adopted a defeatist tone in your mind when it comes to believing in whether or not you are capable of handling such fast changes. There are some things you may try to hold onto as long as you can, against your better judgment.
For example, you may continue to use old and outdated tools or strategies just because it's easier than learning something new. But eventually, there will come a day when something either ceases to work, or works against you, forcing the change you didn't want to make.
This might be something as simple as a plugin that you relied on that has quit working properly because it isn't being updated or supported by its creator. Or, it could be a more complicated strategy - such as new search engine optimization rules that have been implemented, which force you to alter your ways of doing things immediately.
Just because you feel lost or intimidated about changes doesn't mean you are incapable of handling them. When it comes to technology, there will always be new and better products that help you achieve your goals.
Along with these items, you will usually find step-by- step, detailed instructions that are shown on YouTube to help you and all of the others who struggle with technology. There are also ways around this situation.
You can either ask the company directly for assistance, or outsource the use of the technology to someone else. There are hundreds of freelancers who will handle technologically advanced tasks for those who either don't want to learn something new, or feel as if they can't.
Strategic changes will be more difficult for you to avoid. There have been many times in the past when a method everyone was using is simply banned or no longer effective. Not only that, but someone may announce a better way of doing things.
If you hold onto your old ways, you will have to sit on the sidelines and watch as all of the competition passes you by. What's the use of even pursuing an entrepreneurial career if you're going to allow that to happen?
Instead, do away with the crippling mindset that has you believing you're not capable of keeping up with changes and prove to yourself once and for all that you are. Even if you are a bit slower than someone else when it comes to implementing these changes, knowing that you're making progress toward it is good enough.