Common habits keeping you stuck & stagnant
Not making the kind of progress you want?
Maybe success has been evading you- inspite of all you efforts.
Feel like you’re walking around in a circle instead of really getting to your goal? Some of these common habits could be the reason why…
Do you find yourself making excuses for yourself?
Do any of these sound familiar… “I’m not smart enough” or “I’m not talented enough”, “No one will help me” or “I don’t have enough money”, “I’m not pretty or handsome enough.”
If any of those sound familiar to you dear one, you are justifying why you can’t accomplish something instead of focusing on all the ways you can position yourself to accomplish your goal.
For instance, if you want to lose weight and you keep telling yourself you weren’t born with the right genes- you are giving yourself excuses to fail.
In essence, setting yourself up to fail by giving yourself all of the reasons why you will not succeed.
Are you still blaming your employer, parents, kids, siblings or others for your lack of success, or the landscape of your life?
Or, maybe you aren’t blaming a person but your life circumstances. One thing I’ve noticed about people who blame– they refuse to take full responsibility for their life.
People who do not take the reins of their own life are like leaves blowing in the wind. They allow their circumstances to lead them instead of taking control & taking solid action towards true progress.
Okay- I’ll admit it, certain areas of my life I’ve not been as consistent as I should have been. Things didn’t move, change or adjust quick enough so, I either lost interest, got frustrated or got bored and simply didn’t continue pursuing my goal.
Part of the problem was focusing on too many things. The other part of the problem was not holding a disciplined devotion to the goal.
When you get down to it, you will not achieve much if you don’t cultivate a solid commitment- through consistency and diligence.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Well, most likely, your dream won’t be either. So, decide from the beginning to stay committed to your quest- no matter what hiccups try to block you or stop you.
One of the greatest lessons in the Bible- aside from Love- is the danger of complaining. Complaining kept the children of Israel from making it into the Promised Land. An entire generation was stuck simply because they continued to complain about their current circumstances. The million-dollar lesson… no matter how huge or awesome the dream or vision God has given you- complaining will absolutely nullify it.
One of the “success” people I follow said it best when he said complaining is like a “crap attract-er”. The more you complain the more crap you attract to yourself and your life. I’m not sure I would say it the same way, but I whole-heartidly agree with the sentiment.
I’ve had to learn the hard way that when I’m tempted to complain I need to be quiet, prayerful and thoughtful. Complaining shifts the atmosphere and draws negativity to you. I don’t think anyone wants anymore negativity in their life. In fact, I do my best to stay away from others who complain. Complaining solves nothing and is no service to yourself or others.
The above habits are all very different.
But, the one thing they have in common is that they each cultivate negativity, keep you stuck, stagnant and render you unable to progress.
I don’t know of a single person with any of these habits that achieved success. On the contrary, the common denominator of the successful and accomplished(in whatever realm they are in) is being able to overcome very difficult circumstances without allowing negative circumstances to overshadow their dream or embitter them in the journey.
Take inventory of your life. Do any of the habits above hit close to home? Make a decision today to make a change- get unstuck, and launch yourself into destiny.