The Biggest Reasons People Fail
Henry Ford said, “Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can’t, you’re right.”
The biggest reasons that we find ourselves not succeeding in things is because we never try and if we do try, when things get hard, we give up. It’s human nature to want to choose the path of least resistance. But, will that path ultimately lead us to where we want to go in life? Usually not, there’s some truth to the old adage, “Nothing worth having ever comes easy.”
When you decide to make a change in your life, step up in your career, it’s normal to feel a lot of resistance and start to feel stuck. As frustrating as that can be, it’s usually a sign of you being on the verge of a break through. This is the ideal time to get coaching from others and to KEEP GOING! If you’re experiencing this right now in your career, you’re on the right path.
Here are 4 ways you can keep going even if you’re starting to feel stuck:
1. Be Kind to Yourself
In times of frustration it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re being kind to yourself! This doesn’t mean slacking off, but it does mean taking a break if you need to get refreshed. It means going for a massage, or pampering yourself a little. These tiny luxuries that we often deprive ourselves of when we’re really invested in a task can actually be the reasons we don’t accomplish our goals. A relaxed body and clear frame of mind are key factors to achieving professional success.
2. Remind Yourself Why You Started
It’s easy to lose sight of why you started, especially when things get tough or you come up against a big wall. This is the perfect time to step away and remind yourself why you started. Who are the people you’re helping? What do you want to get out of it? What will you achieving this project mean?
3. Celebrate How Far You’ve Come
People naturally tend to overlook how far they’ve actually come when they are working on something. If you want to achieve a goal and arrive at a certain destination, you need to enjoy the ride along the way. The only way to “enjoy the ride” is to celebrate your small successes along the way. Other wise, what’s the point? Don’t wait until you’ve achieved your goal to look back and celebrate your successes, do it along the way. You’ll get to where you want to go faster.
4. Get A Coach or Mentor
Coaching is perfect for helping you move through tough times. It can give you a fresh perspective on things and some fast working strategies to help you get what you want faster. They can help give you direction if you’re starting to head in the wrong direction. The best coaches are able to snap you back in to reality and get you focused again. Find someone who has achieved something similar to what you’re looking to do and soak up all the knowledge you can from them and apply it to what you’re doing now.
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