Five things stopping your progress
Have you ever made a New Year resolution and then nothing happened? That was because you didn’t follow through; you didn’t perform the necessary daily rituals.
Rituals are simple performances you do everyday that build up and gradually condition your body and mind to make things happen. Rituals define you. Activities that result in successful achievements in your life come from your rituals.
In life, you don’t suddenly become successful. You become successful over time from the little things you do everyday.
Failure occurs the same way. All the little daily failures and procrastinations come together to cause you to fail.
With this principle in mind, I want to share with you some little things you do that stop you from moving forward in life. Your progress stops when you change nothing and expect different results.
The saying goes that the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you want progress and you want to improve yourself, you must try new things to see what works and what doesn’t.
The difference between success and failure is the courage you put into betting your ideas, to take risks and take steady steps forward.
Two, you hinder your own progress when you keep waiting for the right time. You cannot wait for the perfect time, because it will never come.
Three, you can never get anything done when you have a broken focus, when your focus is in disarray. You must wake up daily, knowing what you want to accomplish. Create plans to achieve your goals sanely, one at a time.
Every night, think of about three things you want to achieve tomorrow and write them down. In the morning, review the list. Then take steps to actualise your goals. Let this routine become your daily ritual. If you find yourself being lured to do something outside the list, bring yourself back to focus.
Four, you should never make the rejection of your past your focus for today. Not believing you can do it is the biggest trap of your life. They conquer who believe they can. So, you must believe in yourself before you can triumph.
Five, taking risk is the soul of success. Living is about learning as you go. To truly live is to take calculated risks. As long as you keep your presence of mind, moving forward means making progress. And moving ahead will be far easier than you can imagine.
The twists and turns eventually lead to the authentic peace and freedom of an enlightened mind. Change is like breath; it is life’s process. In reality, the only thing we can count on is change. And the first step towards positive change is to change your outlook.
You are not how others have treated you; you are only who you think you are right now. To effect change, sometimes all you need do is look at things from a different perspective and then take steps in that direction. It is not what you have been through that defines you; it is how you got through it that made you the person you are today and the person you are capable of being tomorrow.
Realise that success requires you to move forward. Otherwise, you are failing while you are in a standstill. You gain lessons from every loss.
Keep climbing, every person at the top didn’t fall there from the sky. Good things come to those who work for them. You gain confidence and grow stronger by experience you push yourself to do. You cannot enjoy the view of the splendour without climbing to the top of the mountain.
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