10 character flaws that will deny you success even if you are super-talented
Having experienced this feeling a few times, I have discovered a few reasons for lack of success in my area of talent.
those who take meaningful action succeed.
“Revelation minus action equals frustration.” – Sam Adeyemi
Similarly, when we are spurred to action only because we are on the verge of losing an opportunity, the quality of our creativity and actions will be low.
A lifestyle of continually taking action in a timely fashion is certain to bring success in due course.
The road to success is not always smooth, it is fraught with obstacles and challenges, but with persistence no obstacle is too hard to overcome.
Champions keep playing till they get it right.” – Billie Jean King
Many wish they had Lionel Messi’s life, but Messi only became a global superstar at 21 – after 15 years of hard-work, discipline, and dedication, training to be a profession footballer.
If instant gratification is our motivation, we would to struggle to find the patience needed to make a success of any meaningful career.
We do not fail until we give up.
There is also the tendency to think the efforts of others are better than yours. You will, however, be surprised how much people will appreciate your work when showcased.
Sometimes, we find it difficult to admit we are headed in the wrong direction or employing the wrong tactics.
That you are talented doesn’t mean you may not need someone to help nurture or refine it. Some people’s talent is to help others maximize their potentials. It takes humility and wisdom to seek help when we need it on our journey to success.
A pessimist writes a proposal to three companies, none bother to reply never mind approve them. He concludes that it is the way it will be with every other company and that there is something about him they don’t like. He does not think about improving his proposals (possibly hiring an expert) because he thinks his rejection is permanent. He gives up.On the other hand, an optimist in the same situation, is convinced that if he keeps sending the proposals to more companies, eventually some will approve it. He also thinks that the timing and quality of his proposals might be a hindering factor.With a positive mindset, he improves the proposal, and re-sends them to the companies who rejected them initially. He is right – two of the companies have reviewed their procurement policies and approve them instantly on this occasion.
The optimist,because of his mindset, makes a major success of the same business the pessimist gave up on.
9. Unhealthy Competition
A man of passion always finds the strength to push on; but those driven by petty competition quit at the first signs of difficulty.
— Seyi Ogunsola (@imbuedman) August 8, 2013
I had to save this for the last, as it is the mother of all progress hindrances.
Are you an aspiring superstar singer who regularly gets involved in needless shouting contests, an athlete who binges on food and alcohol, or a budding entrepreneur who spends all this profit instead of ploughing back?
While you might get away with one or two of the earlier mentioned flaws, no one, in any situation, career, or aspect of life can get away with a lack of discipline. In fact, to overcome inertia, procrastination, impatience and petty competition, you need to be disciplined.