5 Obstacles to Success – Part 2

21 12 2010

Last week we introduced the concept of 5 Obstacles to Success.  We discussed the first two self-imposed obstacles to your business success – Fear and Cynicism.  This week we are continuing the discussion to help eliminate 2 more Obstacles to your business success.

The third obstacle to your business success is Laziness.  How many people do you know talk about all the things they want to do, but ultimately do nothing?  We are all busy, we are all doing many things in the day and we are all trying to balance work and family.  The key here is to find out if you are busy for busy’s sake.  There are times where you may find that in order to avoid a particularly onerous task; you will find a different task to do first.  You may find all kinds of tasks that suddenly need doing just so that you can continue to put off the initial task at hand.  This is a form of laziness.  You are avoiding doing what you know has to be done by finding something else to do.  You are trying to convince yourself that since you are so “busy” you cannot have time to tackle that one very important task.  One way to overcome this version of laziness is to focus on what you really want to achieve.  Identify the things you expect to achieve once you complete the task you really don’t want to do.  If you can focus on the things you really want to achieve, and to believe in your heart and soul that these are the things you truly want, you will find a way to complete the tasks that need to be done.  Granted you may not like the tasks, but the fact of the matter is that it is most likely that the task at hand appears more difficult than it actually is.  You will most likely discover that after you have completed the task you were putting off, it wasn’t nearly as bad as you thought it would be.  Identify why you might be afraid to start on the task.  Is it a fear of failing that is causing you to avoid the particular task at hand?  Or is it just a task that you THINK you are not going to like doing because you may not fully understand why you are doing what you are doing?  Once you identify some of these issues, you may find that tackling the looming task may not be nearly as difficult or uncomfortable as first imagined.

The next obstacle to success is Arrogance.  Many people think they know everything about what they are doing and choose not to bother to learn anything else.  Why should they continue learning when they know everything already?  There is always room for improvement, and as we have all seen, technology continues to grow and develop.  Just because you may have been an expert in your field yesterday does not mean you will be an expert in your field tomorrow.  New ideas arise daily, technology improves, new combinations of old ideas can also come together and improve your business also.  You should never be so arrogant to believe that there is no need to continue learning.  The more you learn, the more you are able to look at situations from different perspectives.  The phrase “there is more than one way to skin a cat” is appropriate.  What may have worked well for you in the past may no longer work well for you now.  By continuing your mental education (it does not need to be a “formal” education, attending seminars on various subjects is a great learning platform) you will continue to train your mind to always be on the lookout for new ideas.  You will be able to embrace and utilize any changes that are reasonable for your business.

Next week we will cover the fifth obstacle to success.

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Until next week…

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22 12 2010
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28 12 2010
5 Obstacles to Success – Part 3 « Hawgwash's Blog

[…] we opened the discussion by introducing the first two obstacles to success; Fear and Cynicism.  Last week we continue the discussion to include Laziness and Arrogance.  This week we conclude the series with the last of 5 Obstacles to […]

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