Success means different things to different people. However we often fall short of our goals and this mostly because of our own bad habits. Here is a summary of great article by Gavin Sequeira who identifies five reasons why many people fall short of their goals.
- Not having a vision or a plan
Many people get stuck in the ‘doing’ because that’s what they’re good at. This comes at the expense of thinking about what you want to achieve: If you don’t think about where you want to go, you’ll probably never get there.
We’re all guilty of this and a good way of minimising it is to prioritise and learn to say no – to others and yourself. Get your priorities right and work through them one by one.
- Talking about it rather than doing it
Action creates momentum and momentum creates energy. Stop talking about how you’re going to achieve your goals and start kicking them instead.
- Agreeing with the naysayers
Your network is your ‘net-worth’ and the people you hang around with today will dictate who you will be tomorrow. Surround yourself with people who are driven, going places and into personal development.
- Giving up when times get tough
Many people give up when they are on the verge of getting their breakthrough. Take the view that a black belt karate expert is just a white belt that never gave up.
And if you want to read the full article you can find it here.