What Successful People Never Do
Success is an aim which is hard to reach, but not impossible to.
One common thread that runs along success stories is that
successful people observe great discipline on themselves on
their way to the top plus also their foresight. Common among
successful people are also goals and their habit of not leaving
other aspects of their lives behind.
Despite these characteristics, successful people, like most
other people, are no strangers to failure. Even after learning
the tips on what things to do or remember to achieve success,
people still stumble on which things not to do to achieve
success. Herewith is a list of things successful people do not
do which other people should not do as well in order to reach
For achieving goals, here are some points people should never
stumble upon on their way to success:
>Having no plan at all. Setting goals is just the easy part,
some people see the ends they want to meet but cannot see the
way through them. It is important to consider the resources one
will need and back-up plans should plan A fail.
>Cramming one's mind with so many things at once. Start small.
Take it one step at a time. Build up small habits to enhance
self-confidence and then pick up speed then on.
>Being vague about plans. Try to be more specific. As in
exercise, instead of saying "I'll do some work-out next year."
Try saying "For the whole year net year, I'll exercise twice a
week." or something to that effect. Point is, seal your plans
from wiggle-out spaces. Also refrain from absolute statements
containing "never" and "always".
>Fooling one's self. Keep track of progress in a journal or
checklist. Sometimes memory becomes really selective and
remembers activities never done and forgets about little
>Beating one's self up. A pat on the back for things done well
can mean a lot of encouragement to push through. Do not think
too much about the mistakes committed. Learn from them and then
move on forward.
>Expecting things to work perfectly as planned. Leave room for
failure. Follow the cliche "try and try until you succeed". If
things do not go well the first try, step up and do it again.
With a little faith it can be done.
While in the business, here are some pitfalls to avoid:
>Being content with mediocrity. Asserting one's edge or trait
differentiates one from the rest.. Another bonus from this is
that you can ask for higher incentives for the marginal benefits
that you offer.
>Underestimating one's worth. Determine the price so that it is
both competitive and appropriate. Be cautious about the
implications of having too high a price or too low. A price too
high drives away customers and a price too low may make clients
think twice about the quality of the product or service.
>Failing to make one's business accessible to potential clients.
Best forms of marketing are via word-of-mouth and referrals. Try
to penetrate these media of advertising. They are cheap yet
>Becoming a workaholic. It is not advisable for one to burn
himself out with work. One should never abandon his health and
his life altogether. He may become successful professionally but
a total loser in the other aspects of his life. Try to socialize
with officemates or colleagues. It is recommended for a person
to engage in a healthy recreational activity once in a while to
relieve stress brought about by his job.
>Being content with stacked knowledge. For one to succeed, it is
important to always be willing to learn. This is important
especially in the field of technology where everything is
changing at a very rapid pace. It is important to be up to date
with the latest trends, programs and gadgets so that one can
deliver well to his clients. Try attending seminars and
workshops to keep abreast with the latest trends in your field
> Finally, failing to enjoy one's work. Personal satisfaction at
work is as important as workmanship itself. Personal
satisfaction can serve as the well of enthusiasm for a person,
ensuring that he only rarely, if not never, loses his momentum
at work. Personal satisfaction also keeps a person from draining
out of energy to enable him to do other things after work.