Successful people and leaders in all walks of life tend to have similar core qualities about them.? Of course everyone is better at some things than others, but there are certain characteristics that most possess.? We all want to self actualize and become the best that we can, so I will provide you with 9 reasons why you have not yet reached your full potential.?
- You are not thinking positively.? How you think is everything.? In this case, you want to think about your own success and how you can get there.? If you are not 100% sure that you are capable of becoming successful, you won’t.
- You have not taken action.? We’ve discussed this one before and John Chow says it best when he says “Someday Never Comes“. You must set concrete goals and take action because saying ‘I will get to it someday’ never works.
- You have stopped learning. You must continue to acquire knowledge and skills. Keep reading books, going to seminars and figuring things out. Learning and keeping your mind sharp must be kept up throughout your whole life.
- You are not persistant enough. Success does not happen overnight. It is a marathon and you must stay persistent and work hard to reach it. Calvin Coolidge said: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent… Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
- You forget the details. Success lies in being aware of the details. People like to say they are big level thinkers and don’t have time for details, but you must at least be aware of what the details are in order to succeed. Get all the facts and learn from your mistakes.
- You are not efficient?with your time. Don’t let what other people are doing or other things distract you. You must focus your time and money in the direction you are going.
- You are afraid to be different. To be successful, you can never follow the herd. You must be innovative and different. You will almost certainly face resistance but you must believe in your own thinking and execute your plan regardless of what others say.
- You do not communicate effectively. Good, open communication is the key to most things in life, whether it’s your girlfriend/boyfriend or business relationship. You must be able to communicate your thoughts and desires to people so they understand you and are on the same page as you. Learn what motivates those around you.
- You do not lead by example. The most important part of leading by example is showing that you are honest, dependable and responsible.? If you do not have these 3 qualities, then nothing else matters.
There you have it. After reading this, you have no more excuses to not take strides toward your success today. Engrain the importance of these qualities in yourself and match them with your already existing strengths. If you do this, you will not fail.
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