We all have the ability to be successful. No matter what success looks like for each of us, we can still attain our goals. However, the habits that get in the way can be subtle, making it seem like success is a far-off dream. Let’s review two more, less known success hindering habits.
Disorganization. Setting daily goals for yourself is probably something you already do, but you're likely wondering why it is you haven’t been able to meet those goals. A big hindrance is disorganization. Sometimes goals seem so attainable, but because there's no real plan in place to attain them, you end up missing out.
As the saying goes, when one fails to plan, it is often said he is planning to fail. This is more than an old sentiment. Feeling as though you can do whatever you like whenever you like, is one of the most dangerous habits. By definition, a bad habit is any routine that hinders you from your personal or professional goals, rather than helping you toward them. Now, review some plans that did not come to fruition, be honest with yourself, and check if you had a reasonable plan in place. Chances are you had a goal, but no actionable steps to achieve it. You know better now, so let's plan better!
Lost focus. Losing focus of what you really want to achieve is a sure way to end up under-accomplished. Success doesn’t come just because you want it. Your mission should be to maintain focus on your goals so they don’t slip away unnoticed. Take an action each day, even if it’s small, to move you forward to your goal. Be serious about the success you want to achieve. Make it one of your priorities.
The commitment you have to building successful relationships is the same commitment you should have to achieving goals.
Start by writing a very concise vision statement. Carry it with you wherever you go. See it, say it, do it! Whenever you feel focus start to blur, revisit the vision statement. Keeping your eye on the prize will help you weather most storms on your path to success.
So now that you have a look at what could possibly be hindering your ability to succeed, it's time to make some very real changes in your life and how you approach your targets. Just like all habits, it takes to time to break them and replace them, so don't lose your focus. It's the most important part of your success story!