There are two similar individuals who gets the same education, same training, and they’re both set off in the world to apply what they’ve learned. The first person is extremely efficient, ambitious, dedicated, and willing to do anything they can to become successful.
The other person not so much. Although they’ve both been given the same exact blueprint to earn a living, this one fails. Why is it one becomes successful, while the other one doesn’t. Their trajectory going off in opposite directions. It all comes down to attitude.
We all enter grade school at the same age. We’re given the same textbooks, the same instruction, the same exams, all at the same time. Some excel, the majority are average, there are some who fail.
The point being that we as individuals are given the same opportunity, the same job, but why is it that some will do better than others. It’s found that those who fail, all have similar traits in common, certain habits they adopt, making them ineffective.
They Don’t Have The Confidence
Those who fail to succeed are tormented with self-doubt, as what they lack is self confidence. They’re not sure if they have what it takes to become successful. This even if they’re armed with the same knowledge as someone who’s become successful.
What they do is confuse their lack of experience with a lack of ability. They see any new challenge as a threat, while considering any feedback as criticism.
What they prefer is the familiar rather than the unknown, seek security because of the chance of failing, while they stop looking for new opportunities.
They Dwell For Too Long
What they do is procrastinate far too often, and the longer that they wait to get something done, the odds increases that they’ll never get it done.
They perceive time as being endless and forgiving, while not realizing that time is the only resource that can’t be recovered once it’s gone.
It’s found that those who are barely able to meet deadlines, does is develops a false sense of confidence, that they’re able to get things done. What they fail to understand is just getting things done, is different from doing things well.
They’re Too Impatient
What they lack is patience, as they don’t like to wait for long. What they want are instant results, instant money, while they dine on instant Ramen noodles. Then they quickly get disappointed and give up, once they don’t get the results they want.
What they look for are shortcuts, to cheat the system. Which lane is the fastest, which grocery line is the shortest. They’re constantly late as they fight the clock, attempting to do things faster.
The key becomes to do things correct the first time by exercising patience, this rather than doing things as fast as possible, as what usually happens is they’ll eventually spend more time fixing the mistakes they’ve made.
The Attempt To Multitask
What’s known is that the human mind isn’t capable of multitasking. Those who are ineffective aren’t able to focus on one thing, one task at a time. What they do is place too much on their plate, then try to do everything at once.
They’ll be talking to you while texting someone, thinking they’re being efficient. They seem to be listening, but are obviously distracted building their to-do list.
What they do is constantly make plans while overbooking themselves creating unneeded stress. Then they’re exhausted from a busy day at work, this without having nothing to show for it.
They Want Change Without Willing To Make Changes
What they welcome is change, but will fail to embrace it. What they know is they need a change in their life, but what they do is resist, procrastinate to do what it takes when it becomes too hard.
They’ll object to any new ideas while oppose new processes or implementations. They don’t like to apply new techniques, or learn new technology which appears too difficult.
They turn their backs to new and different points of view. They can be stubbornly persistent. Then the most convenient excuse that they come up with, is you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
What They Want Is Perfection
They can be extremely hard workers, but what they do is waste excessive amounts of time on minor details, the majority which are completely useless, the one’s that no one cares about.
What they fail to grasp are the main concepts. These are those who claims that they’re extremely detail orientated.
They’re more interested in the perfect idea, this rather than an effective one. They’re more interested in creating a flawless product, this rather than doing whatever it takes to improve on it.
All they care about is to avoid making mistakes, this rather than learning from them. As a result, the majority of their goals become wild goose chases, as they spend useless time to find something that’s wrong with them.
They Complain Too Much
What those who fail has is a pessimistic point of view in everything they do, along with life in general, as they find fault in everything.
What they’ll do is spend the majority of their time and energy to find mistakes, then they’ll complain about them, while blaming others and never themselves.
They make mountains out of molehills, as they don’t bother to focus on ways to make things better, as they just don’t care. They’ll take credit when things go right, while deflecting all responsibility when things go wrong.
What they have is a bleak outlook on life, this in their feeble attempts to pursue their goals. What they have are certain brain blockages, which deters them from realizing success.