The Invisible Wall to Success


Invisible Wall to Success - ManSpirational.comOne of my favorite stories is the Walls of Eryx. Taking place on Venus, the protagonist becomes entrapped in a maze of invisible walls on a mining mission that went bad. He spends weeks on end navigating the labyrinth. Despite his best intentions to escape, he eventually succumbs to death.

When a rescue team finds him just mere minutes after his death, they are puzzled. His body was just a few feet from an invisible door that would have led him to freedom. Ironically, this man had passed by the door several hundred times while attempting to escape the maze of invisible walls.

The moral of the story is that we can spend a long time spinning our wheels, trying to become unstuck from the mud. But, we cannot escape if we are missing a key piece of information. This is the invisible wall to success.

Too often in our own quest for success, we often do not know what we do not know. If someone had just shown us the way, then we would be well on our way to success.

I want to show you another way to overcome your barriers to your success.  Consider working on your faculties of imagination, willpower, memory, reason, perception, and intuition.

Case in Point

A good example is when you try to achieve something that you have never done before. You don’t quite know how to get there so you hang back, afraid of even trying. Or, you might try and fail many, many times, always wondering just how to accomplish that goal.

What you say to yourself is that you lack the experience and the knowledge to get there. This is the invisible wall to success.

We all know how to achieve a new goal that utilizes our current knowledge. Been there. Done that. Yet, how often do we try to reach new goals beyond what we do know?

It’s hard to venture into new territory, to try new things, and to take risks. Yet, look back at everything great you have ever accomplished in your life. Did you have the experience and the knowledge?

Of course not.

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo

You likely achieved what at the time was a lofty goal by having faith that it will somehow all work out. You may have studied or been mentored by other people who have already achieved what you are trying to achieve. They provide the guidance and knowledge to show you how to get there. You just kept the faith based on that understanding.

In other words, you knew. That knowing makes all the difference. That knowing allows you to have faith based on understanding rather than blindness.

As long as you keep doing whatever it is that whomever before you has blazed the path, then you will get there. It is only a matter of time.

You will find a way around this invisible wall of success. Or, straight through it.

Achieving the Never Achieved Before

What if your goals are loftier yet? What if you were the Wright Brothers attempting to achieve flight? What if you were NASA trying to send man to the moon? What if you were Chuck Yeager attempting to break the sound barrier?

The potential reward is great, but the uncertainty is greater yet. In this case, you will have to base your results on knowing that is based on previous understanding. You will have to base your knowing on prior experiences.

Yet, there will always be uncertainty in what you are doing. After all, you are traveling into new, virgin territory.

You have to keep taking chances and try new things. In other words, you are experimenting to see what could help you get to new territory. You are building up your knowledge base. You are eliminating uncertainty that comes now in knowing what you don’t know.

Try. Try. Try.

Look back at every great achievement you ever had in your life. It all started with a simple decision to try.

If what you are trying to accomplish has been done by other people before you, then you know it is possible so long as you persevere and persist.

Find a coach who can quickly point out mistakes and guide you. They were in your position, having made many mistakes themselves. They can quickly identify what you are doing wrong and suggest corrective action.

In short, they can help you break down the invisible wall to success a lot more quickly than if you went at it yourself.

And if you are venturing into new, never-been-explored territory you now have to base your results on previous experience and knowledge. By taking progressive action towards your goal, you are learning and growing. Slowly, you build up more and more specialized knowledge that you will need to satisfy you goal. Remember that goals are not about getting. Goals are about growing, so go after big the goals, the ones that scare you.

Accepting and learning from failures (also called mistakes) along the way is also part of the overall equation. You also build up your knowledge and experience based on your mistakes. This allows you to incrementally work towards the goal that might have once upon a time been insurmountable.

So, knowing is everything.

Quantum Leaps

Even though knowing is everything, you also need to make a conscious effort to monitor your thoughts that lead to your actions. The danger in persisting and persevering is that we put ourselves at great risk of thinking that trying harder is the solution when trying harder in itself is often the problem.

Question your beliefs often, and ask yourself if there is something you can do to jump ahead by leaps and bounds. For example, you could simply be following the wrong guidance that causes you to run around in circles when much better guidance exists.

Did you know that one of the quickest way to become a master at something is to find models and start hanging around people closest to what you want to become?

So, if you want to be a master at something, the quickest way is to find clubs or seminars that specialize in what you want to do and start modeling after the best people. Find coaches who can show you want to do. That sure sounds a lot better than trying for years on end, never having a clue why what you did doesn’t work. Sometimes, all it takes is a small tweak to affect big changes; yet, if you cannot see what tweak to make, you will be stuck for a long time.

Overcoming the Invisible Wall to Success

Knowing is important. Knowing what you are doing matters most, even if you what you seek is still beyond your reach. This is faith. Faith is based on knowing.

Find people closest to what you want to become and model yourself after the best. Take chances and be ready to fail often. As long as you know that this way is likely the right way, it’s the best way. Constantly monitor your thoughts and question your preconceived notions. Ask yourself if there is anything you can do to jump by leaps and bounds.

Overtime, you will find yourself on the other side of that invisible wall to success.

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  1. Yes there is an invisible wall between different races and it is usually built from assumptions.

    Assumptions that are usually written off as “political correctness” or assumptions of another person’s culture or lack thereof.

    These opinions are informed by a faulty educational system, pervasive stereotypes and a general lack of intellectual rigor when it comes to critically thinking about the “other.”

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