It's maddening—being right on the edge of succeeding and yet never breaking through. Here's a quote from Deepak Chopra:
...we were created to achieve our aspirations rather than simply circle them.
And one from the golfer Arnold Palmer:
I wasn't going to live a life of dear and near misses.
One more (for the younger generation) from the musical group Faith No More's song "Epic":
You want it all but you can't have it/ It's in your face but you can't grab it
So one thing is clear—the frustration of being close but shut out of success is brutal. But what can you do about it?
There are, of course, a million answers to that question. Now it's one thing to be headed toward success and your momentum is going to get you there for sure. But a wholly different thing to be stuck on the edge of it TIME AND TIME AGAIN. The answer for you people is that you need to do something different than what you've been doing. Maybe what you've been doing is good—it's brought you all the way to the edge of success. And maybe that has been a very long distance to cover. But the bottom line is that whatever you have been doing has not been enough to push you over the edge.
And by 'doing something different' I mean explosively different. If you're on the edge of success you need to JUMP! Think about it—life works in jumps, fits and starts, explosions. Why do you think physicists have deemed them quantum "leaps." And think about volcanoes. Volcanoes are a natural example of something that is stuck. For years, decades, centuries the pent-up energies of molten rock can smolder beneath the earth's surface. And when it finally escapes what happens? Does it seep calmly to the surface? No. It explodes forth!
And it's the same for you. You have to break through violently. You have to jump, leap, explode, smash through that barrier that is holding you back.
You've worked hard for it. Are you alone meant to be on the outside looking in? No. Don't buy that bogus thinking for a minute. Your birthright is success. And now you're standing on the edge of what you've wanted so dearly. Don't wait another second—JUMP!