Why aren’t we making progress in life no matter how hard we try?
Every job has its own path to success.
In education, we have to pursue a particular path, but we have to do other things if we want to succeed in our job.
In this article, we learn what to do if we want to start making progress in life or our job.
First, we have to alter our thoughts. We won’t get there if we don’t think positive. If we say: “no matter how hard I try I can’t reach it”, we imagine our effort is useless, and we won’t succeed.
So we have to change our negative thoughts to positive ones. We can say: I do my best to succeed.
We have to look for successful people and learn from their mistakes, use their experience if we want to start making progress in life.
We can ask our friends to introduce us to the people who are successful in this area we want to step in. We can try to communicate with these successful people, and they will guide us, consult us and help us through.
Perhaps you say successful people don’t have enough time to spend it with me. it’s correct. They don’t, but YOU can go to them. Go to their seminars, office, etc. ask their secretary to tell you about the schedule then you can meet them in their free time.
One of my friends talked about his cousin. She wanted to be hired in ministry. She asked the secretary about it. The secretary said they don’t even need, but she insisted. She showed up there every day from 7 a.m. till 3 p.m. for six months. And finally, she got hired without any favoritism.
I call this the glue technique.
Glue is a sticky matter. Glue technique means stick to your goal long enough to reach it.
We can do some free works for those successful people to prove to them how hard we try and how much we want to be like them. We can ask people around them about what they need and help them out.
We can read successful people’s biography in magazines, newspapers or online and take a note from the important parts. It may be useful.
4- Read more
The importance of reading is undeniable. You can read more books related to your goal and try to find the best seller ones from Amazon.
5- One step every day
You can go one step every day, and no matter how small it is or how much troubled you are now; it will help you grow.
You should know that each decision has its issues and problems.
Grab a paper right now.
Think about which goal is preferable for you. Which one comes first.
Write with which problems you can deal right now, or you can accept them. Write the challenges of your priority goal.
Every success has a price that you have to pay and spend time in it.
Set a time for that goal. When do you want to reach it? Three years later? Five years later?… which year?
You can have a success notebook and write these things. For example:
I decide to learn how to play the piano. I will be a great pianist in 3 years, so I have to buy books about it and try to find some successful pianists. I have to practice every day.
Now you can divide your goal to smaller parts. You can attend a class for next year, and two years later you can go to a professional pianist and stick to him until he uses your talent in some of his performances, etc.
If you want to have a beautiful future ahead of you, try to set your goals from today for tomorrow, next month, next year and five years to clarify your path.
When you divide your goal to smaller parts, you’ll know what you should do today and tomorrow.
A mistake everyone makes:
Some people do tomorrow’s work today. They go ahead of their schedule so they will become tired soon.
So we do today’s work only today.
Other people delay their today’s work, and they say: it’s okay. I can do it tomorrow.
Or they say: I will start tomorrow.
I do things today that others are not ready to do
So that I can do things tomorrow that people are not able to do.
8- New ideas
You can get help from others. They give us new ideas, guide us and consult us. Albeit try not to talk to negative and pessimist people because you will be disappointed.
Try not to consult with your family first because they criticize you and blame you. Your family loves you very much. They fear we might not succeed, so they try to complain.
We have to seek for optimist and positive people to consult with.
9- Overcome your fear
When we decide to do something, and we start taking actions, we have to be sure about it and overcome our fears. Fear infects our brain and damages it, pushes us to give up.
Perhaps you have lived with fear for many, but when you decide to take action, you need to be careful not to be afraid at all.
We all make our future.
You may say my family didn’t let me, I have economic issues or I don’t have enough time, but it’s you that can decide for yourself every minute.
You choose to read this article now. It is your first step, and you are one step ahead of other people who don’t even seek why they are not making progress in life.
To sum up, I want to ask you not to boot-lick because it decreases your self-esteem. When you kiss up to somebody to get something, it means you underestimate yourself and overestimate that person. When you have a lack of self-esteem, you are one step behind.
You have to do whatever you can every day to reach your goal and stick to it until you are there.