Blueprint for Success: Do You Set Yourself Up For Failure Instead of Success?
This week I’ve been telling you about the Seven Mistakes People Make Over and Over. This series is drawn from the Success in 5 Minutes a Day, the affordable seminar that will in thirty days give you a blueprint for success that will set you off in the right direction once and for all.
Today we’ll talk about Mistake #7 – People move forward without a plan or strategy, then quit too soon. If you’ve tapped into your Core Desire, then you know that you have a job to do, whether it’s start a business, become an investor, write a book, or become a doctor. That knowledge is compelling, and can drive you through a lot of obstacles in your road, but that doesn’t mean the road will be as easy or quick as you’d like.
Case in point: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the French impressionist painter. He knew his Core Desire when he was still a boy, painting designs on fine china. As a young man, he studied under Charles Gleyre, but there were times when he didn’t have enough money to buy paint, and he was nearly thrown into the Seine River after being accused of being a spy. He dedicated himself fully to his art for more than a decade before he started to gain some recognition.
What if he’d quit? Or Winston Churchill, or Abraham Lincoln?
What if you quit? Now that you know what you really want out of life, are you really prepared to turn your back on it?
If you’re thinking about quitting, don’t take it as a sign that you’ve misread your Core Desires. It might only be one of these:
- Fear (of failure or success)
- Pride or embarrassment
Do your research, make your plan, and then go do what you need to do. There’s nothing wrong with recalculating your path to your goal, stopping to catch your breath, looking inward to make sure that you’ve really gotten down to the distilled Core Value. But don’t quit.
If you need help defining your Core Values, or figuring out what to do next, let me help. Commit to 5 minutes a day for 30 days, and get the blueprint for success that you need to reach all of your goals.