And how to avoid being one of them
Types of people that won’t succeed
Each person has the potential to make it big and succeed at what they do. However, many fail to make it because they knowingly or unknowingly self-sabotage themselves.
Here are five kinds of people whom success always eludes.
1. Those who are stuck in ‘what if’
As the saying goes, ‘the seeds of success are sown in your head.’ To win in life, you first have to ace it in your mind. People who perpetually question themselves before taking any step and run the worst-case scenarios dig their own graves and set themselves up for failure.
Overthinking the possible difficulties and problems you might face clouds your mind, destroys your focus, and triggers fear in you. You quickly throw your hands up and call it quits even before you start. And that can spell disaster for you.
Cliché though it may sound, hoping for the best and visualizing a positive outcome of your efforts can make all the difference in your success journey.
When you expect to get results, you feel enthusiastic about working and happily doing all you can and must do to accomplish your goals.
So develop a positive outlook, and stop asking yourself ‘what if’ at every step. Instead of fearing things going wrong, better prepare yourself mentally to tackle all that life throws your way. And trust me, most of the things you imagine will never happen.
2. Those who don’t take action
All the wealth of knowledge, experience, and skills are worthless if you don’t take action on your goals. Talented people with great skills but who procrastinate and hesitate to work on their goals are no better than those who lack the ability, expertise and competence.
Taking it easy, treading on the path of least resistance, and giving in to instant gratification won’t help you get what you want. It is only through consistent action that you move forward and make progress toward your goals.
It is often overthinking and the lack of clarity of purpose and priorities that keeps you from getting started. However, if you wait too long, you might miss the bus and lose opportunities to learn, grow and move forward on your chosen path.
Taking action is not difficult if you keep your eyes glued to the goal and remove all distractions that off-track you.
The best approach is to break down your goals into smaller steps. Without worrying too much about the outcome, start taking one step at a time, being mindful of what you are doing. Slowly you’ll gain momentum and gather the courage to aim higher and achieve even the most formidable goals.
3. Those who don’t value their time
The only real currency you have is time, but many people don’t realize that. As a result, they don’t accomplish much and fall short of their goals.
We’re living in a highly competitive world where you not only have to perform well but also get things done fast. Productivity and time management are the two sure keys to your greatness.
So if you want to experience massive success, you cannot afford to waste your precious currency. Start putting a high value on your time. Train yourself to say no to everything that doesn’t help you move forward toward your goals.
Instead of getting distracted and wasting your precious resource watching others build their success, zoom out and see the bigger picture of your life.
Review your priorities, stay tuned with your vision, and don’t be afraid of putting your needs above others.
Plan how you want to spend your time to optimize your day without getting exhausted or losing your steam. Using your time effectively will ensure you complete more tasks in less time and make time for your personal development.
4. Those who have a weak resolve
Success, they say, is an uphill journey; you have to work against resistance, temptation, distraction, and procrastination.
The only way to overcome the hurdles in your path is to stay strong by firming your resolve. Good intentions can only take you so far. People who have a weak resolve and pursue their goals half-heartedly don’t get far in life, despite having brilliant ideas and plans to achieve their goals. They either fail to get started or lack the will to go all the way.
When you’re faced with challenges and find the odds stacked against you, it’s your determination to push through and the resolve not to allow the difficulties to overwhelm you, that’ll help you move ahead fearlessly and get to the other side.
To experience massive success, you must steel your resolve and be determined to achieve your goals at all costs.
Unless you want something badly enough, you won’t be motivated to give it your all. And lukewarm efforts can, at best, only get you average results.
A firm resolve will provide you with inner strength and boost your confidence to persist in facing adversity and hardships. You’ll stay put, try your best and figure out the way forward.
5. Those who give up too soon
Real success doesn’t come overnight. You have to work persistently, day in and day out. Things can get tough, you can face adverse circumstances and hit rough patches.
People who give up too soon, in times of difficulty, when they hit the first road bump, never succeed in realizing their dreams.
When it comes to achieving your goals, you have to be driven, work proactively, work hard, and work for long hours. What’s more is that you have to stick with it against the odds if you want to see positive results, rise to the top, and stake your claim at success. Quitting is never an option for those who have high aspirations and are passionate about
Each time you experience fear on your journey of success and are tempted to throw in the towel, remind yourself what your goals mean to you and why you took the plunge in the first place. Staying connected with your goals and keeping your priorities at the front and center will enable you to shift your focus from problems to solutions and help you stay in the race.
You are worthy of success and capable of doing big things in life. Amazing opportunities are waiting for you to realize your greatness. So stop blocking your own path and keeping yourself from all the good things that you truly deserve.
If you want to stay on top of your game and scale extraordinary heights, clear the roadblocks to success. Identify your behavior patterns and make conscious efforts to change your limiting beliefs and disempowering habits.
Originally published on drroopleen.com
Contributed by Dr. Roopleen
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