because you're moving doesn't mean you're getting ahead.
A sure sign of a person
getting in their own way is when they are working very hard, but
not getting any closer to achieving their goals. (This is
also one of the most frequent effects of not having a written
To move forward you must
take the proper actions at the proper times.
choosing IS choosing.
Another roadblock we create
is by over-thinking our options to the point of inactivity.
"I could do A, B, or C" we tell ourselves. "I
better think about it." Then we proceed to ponder. . .
but we never actually decide. What we're really doing,
though, is deciding to do nothing.
But guess what?
If you do nothing, you
Concentrate on what will work.
Some people are very good
at finding all of the reasons why something won't
work. So good that they talk themselves out of even trying.
Don't compound potential
negatives, compound the positives and concentrate on why things will
work for you!
8. If it's not
working, STOP DOING IT!
One definition of insanity
reads: "Doing the same thing over and over, but
expecting a different result each time." I tend to
think of that more as a definition of humanity.
Whether caused by
determination, pride, or mere stubbornness, many have trouble
recognizing and admitting that things aren't working. If
that's you, adopt a new motto: "Just don't do
it!" When things stop working, stop doing them,
readjust, and move on.
9. When you
just don't know, get help.
We can't know
everything. We can't always solve everything. When
that's the case, get help. There are businesses, counselors,
consultants, and coaches who can work with you on almost any
trouble spot you may encounter. Use them.
10. If it
doesn't make you happy, don't do it.
Working towards your goals
may not always be easy. You may not have fun every moment as
you wend your way but, overall, you should enjoy what you are
doing because it's what you want to do. If that's not true
then you definitely need to re-evaluate your goals or how you are
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