Why we don’t achieve our dreams isn’t complex. We just don’t think we are deserving. We easily justify why others deserve more than we do. We languish in the refrain that “money never bought happiness.”
Neither has poverty.
I can’t help but wonder what our reward will be in heave for not being all we could be.
Obstacles? Oh they were only there to steer us not stop us.
To ensure your success here are 3 tips that immediately come to mine. I utilized these when I was homeless:
- Create a dream team of motivated entrepreneurs who can provide you energy, hope, emotional support, and entrepreneurial advice.
- Attract to your group the keenest, sharpest and most cooperative minds. People who can’t wait to help you become like them.
- Make sure dream team members are aligned with your goals and values.
Our greatest memories in life are often intertwined with our seemingly most formidable challenges. It is who we become not what that matters. Here are few tips from Steve Tobak:
I’ve identified four reasons why people don’t follow the advice of Robert Browning, who said, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.”
Fear. This is a big one, and not just because some things are scary, but because a lot of people don’t have the courage to face their fears. They choose to live “in denial,” or what Henry David Thoreau called “lives of quiet desperation.” And yes, it is a choice. Even if you’re not consciously aware, on some level, you know more about what you’re doing and why than you probably realize.
Priorities. This is another big one. You hear a lot about procrastination, these days. There are all sorts of articles about how to do it less, be more productive, take the first step, and all that. It’s all bull. If you procrastinate, it’s for a reason, and that’s usually because you’re either scared or it’s not really your priority. To accomplish great things, that has to be your top priority. If not, you’ll find plenty of excuses not to make it happen.
Inertia. We also hear lots of talk about circumstance keeping people – usually the underprivileged – from becoming successful. Since many, if not most, of the highly accomplished people I’ve known started with nothing – myself included – I have a hard time with that logic. But l have seen lots of kids go down the wrong path before they even know they have choices. I call that inertia.
Bad advice. Not everybody has mentors and not everybody that gives advice should be giving advice. That might account for some people not pushing their limits, but I’m not sure that I’ve never met someone who should have gone further in life but didn’t because they got bad advice. Rather, they chose to listen to bad advice, which, to me, sounds suspiciously like one of the first two reasons was actually in play.
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Jim Woods is a leadership development and training consultant deploying his unique abilities in character based training and strategy.
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