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Throughout this A to Z series I've read a number of comments that essentially have said something similar to "I'm scared", "I don't have the skill to do that", "I couldn't do this on my own", "I don't know anyone who could help me", "I can't afford to do this", "I don't think I could do this", and so on. Self-defeating excuses like this call for a push to try harder.
I understand that it might be easier for me or someone else to make the suggestions than for you to actually attempt some of the suggestions I've offered during the April Challenge. Isn't that often the case? Sayin' ain't the same as doin'. Nevertheless if you aren't at least trying to do something then nothing is apt to be the result.
Only you know for sure whether or not you've tried hard enough. Be honest in your self-assessment. In the end it's your promotion and you are the one who has the most to benefit. If you've tried a promotional tactic and it didn't work then you need to be brutally honest with yourself. Did you give it your all? Could you have done more? Should you try again and this time try harder?
Never starting is worse than giving up. Believe in yourself. Turn off the negativity and the excuses.
Try your best and always try harder. And then when that doesn't work, try again or try something new. Your success is ultimately your own responsibility. How badly do you want that success?
Do you tend to give up easily? Are you persistent in trying to reach a goal? Who do you think is most responsible in helping you attain success?