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Reason 1: Giving Up Too early 

What does giving up too early mean?

Giving up too early is when somebody does not try hard enough to achieve their desired results. For example, when somebody decides they are not going to finish an assignment, or doesn’t do enough research for a project. Giving up too early can lead to the person feeling that they don’t have the skills or intelligence for whatever they’re trying to do.

This couldn’t be furthest from the truth. In fact, success has been linked to effort more so than talent. That means sticking to something even when you fail and trying over and over again increases your chance of success. When we give up too early, we don’t give ourselves the chance to see it through to succeed. In fitness and most endeavors, it’s all about effort, consistency and time. Not just talent alone.

We haven’t developed the time and commitment necessary to see results. Tell yourself that you’ll commit three to six months to an exercise program in order to see results. That way you’ll allow yourself the necessary time to gain expertise, make mistakes and not define yourself with a lack of having talent. Instead you’ll be able to measure results and success by the amount of effort and time you put in.  

Reason 2: Old School Viewpoint

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Actions, Change Your Narrative

Many companies and individuals alike are still stuck in the old way of doing things, operating under the false belief that they can succeed using outdated strategies. 

There are many methods you can use in order to ensure that you are doing what you are doing in the best way possible. One of these methods is changing the way you do things when it comes to how you think about things. This might seem like a tough thing to do, but in reality it is one of the easiest ways that can ensure that you have success in what you are doing. We have all heard phrases such as “nothing worth having ever came easy” and this is something that will help with your success when it comes to changing your old school views.

Albert Einstein said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” If you want solutions to your problems but are getting frustrated with your results, it may be time to change something up. 

Keep an open mind to new strategies and ways of doing things, sometimes the answer is right in front of you. If you look at things in a certain way and refuse to budge your perspective, you wont be able to see the other facets that can help you side step a problem. Think back, what ways of thinking held you back from progress?

Reason 3: Making Excuses 

“If You Really Want to do Something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” -Jim Rohn

Successful people don’t let the fact that they don’t have a lot of time stop them from getting things done. Disciplined people spend their time on what is most important to them and do it without wasting any of their precious resource of time.

If you want to be successful then you need to start thinking about what is really important and make it your priority, and if you want success in the long term then you need to discipline yourself and take a long-term view.

If you make excuses at the onset, it will be easier for you to accept them later on as to why you’re not getting the results you want. A lack of luck, timing, or no talent are all things we tell ourselves to have a reason as to why things didn’t turn out the way they were supposed to. 

If we want to achieve something in life or at work, we should push ourselves to take on responsibility and make a plan. Determine what your values are and what really is important to you. Then make a decision that you’ll stick with a plan and never lose sight of it, be flexible in your approach and don’t accept excuses from yourself as to why you didn’t succeed. Analyze the areas of improvement and opportunity, restructure your approach and try, try again until you succeed. When you think back, what excuse did you have when something didn’t go as planned?

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