If you think (and feel) that you are not going anywhere, these are the possible reasons why your attempt to be successful always fail.
#1. Lack of Clarity
You may get lost in a desert or in the middle of a forest if you don’t have any plans, or not much clarity on where you are going. And if you don’t even have any idea that you are already lost because of your lack of clarity, that is a big problem. So, set a goal. Be clear on what it is that you want in your life.
#2. Lack of Enthusiasm
Are you bored with your life? Is today just the same as yesterday? And tomorrow will be just the same as today? And yet, it’s just fine with you? Is simple life what you wanted? Or are you just lacking with some enthusiasm? Are you feeling so lazy to make a difference in your life and you are embracing so much of your comfort zone?
A bit of trial and hardship may easily lead you into depression. So, jump! Jump! Jump! Explore. Study More. Teach More. Help more people, and have more energy!
#3. Lack of Gratitude
Do you feel like the world is against you? Do you think that the government is full of corrupt officials and the taxation, bills are continuously keep on coming? Do you feel so much hate about some things and events that are out of your control?
Then, stop being a ‘hate person’. Start being a ‘Thank You’ person. Stop focusing on the things that you cannot control. Start focusing on the things that you can do to improve your life and other people’s lives. Be thankful for all the things that you have. Be thankful that you have experienced trials and hardships in your life because that will be the story of your success.
#4. Lack of Consistency
It’s hard to break your old habits. It’s hard to replace your old beliefs. Those are the reasons why there is a tendency to always go back from where you started. Then, don’t stop! Actually, you already know what to do. You are just lacking to put consistency into the things that will lead you to success.
Do your best to develop habits that will help your ‘seeds of success’ grow into a tree.
#5. Lack of Self-Discipline.
Why are you late? Why didn’t you do that? Where are those… blah… blah… blah… Ok. You got it. You Always Make Excuses. Strive hard to keep small promises to yourself. Then, those small promises will later on be visible into your results, and people will start to respect and trust you.
#6. Lack of Desire to Learn
Lack of desire to learn will lead you to poverty. Remember the statement ‘The Poor Gets Poorer, and the Rich Gets Richer’. It sounds so unfair, isn’t it? But it’s true!
Successful people, on their journey to success, have realized the importance of studying through Personal Development and increasing their awareness to the continuous and fast-pacing changing world. Therefore, if you are not learning something new, you are being left behind by the technology and industry.
Therefore, make it a habit to read a book at least 30 minutes a day or 10 pages of a good book.
#7. Lack of Faith
Faith is a very powerful motivation. If you are doing something, but you really don’t believe that you can do it, then, most probably, you can’t do it.
If you are doing something that you believe is your purpose or goal, then, put your heart into it. Together with your action, have faith.
#8. Too Much Procrastination
Stop being judgmental. If there is something that you don’t know, then, don’t disagree. Set aside your negative thoughts and start being open to new ideas and new people.
Don’t judge ideas. Don’t judge people. You’ll never know what you might be missing if you are always in ‘procrastination alert level’.
#9. Too Much of Negativity
How much time do you spend on television? How much news have your mind digested? Are you reading too much gossips, sports, and events on newspaper and on the internet?
Stop breaking this habit. Media is full of negativity. Replace those activities with productive and mind-growing activities.
#10. Too Much Activities
This one is also critical. Doing too many things at the same time. You can do more by focusing on single tasks. The more you accomplish, the more satisfaction you’ll have, and the more sense of success you’d feel. Success is a product of small tasks that has been properly done.
#11. Too Much Fear or Over-Caution
There are 6 major sources of fear. Fear of poverty, criticism, loss of loved ones, of ill heath, old age and death.
Because of these fears, most people are just living below their full potential. Don’t let these fears control you. You have more potentials than what you think.
#12. Too Much Indulgence
Too much parties? Too much celebration? Too much relaxation? There is a right time for that. Eat your dessert after the dinner. Not before it.
#13. Too Much Conformity
Too afraid of what your friends will say? Of how your dad will react? Of what your spouse will comment?
In achieving success, you will be facing decisions that are not within their reach. You’d be facing different road that are uncommon to them. So, expect that on your discovery to success, they might pull you. They might discourage you. But that is because, they do love you. They don’t want you to get hurt and it’s natural for them to protect you because they do love you.
But then, it is only you who’ll be able to see your visions and not them.
Too much conformity won’t make you successful. So, expect to struggle, but have faith in yourself. Have faith with what you are doing, and slowly, show your small successes.
But don’t forget, you must start with a Clear Purpose. Clear Vision. Clear Goal.
You must start with a clarity on your WHY and the HOW will appear.
To your success,
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