Everyone, including entrepreneurs, must strive to achieve great things in life.
“You are designed for success, engineered for achievement endowed with the seeds of greatness.”__Zig Ziglar
The above quotation by Zig Ziglar proves that everyone is born to be great and can be great.
Are you craving for a big achievement in your life? Maybe you desire to become one of the successful persons in your country or you want to be a goal-getter and you are not quite sure of how to.
All you need to understand is that those who have achieved great things in their life are those with some certain set of attitudes. If you want to achieve big things as they (great achievers) did, there are few things you need to stop doing to turn your dreams to reality.
The 5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Great Things in Life
1. Stop Procrastinating
If you are a kind of person who sincerely wants to become a great achiever, you need to stop procrastinating.
Procrastination delays actions. Nils Salzbeger once said that “procrastination is the thief of time and also the perpetrator of evil, the killer of dreams and the creator of endless problems”. Procrastination sets to deter one from achieving his or her set goals. It hinders successes and makes people who procrastinate to struggle to put their intentions into practice.
Let us put it clearly! Most procrastinators are likely to end up not achieving great things in their life. In his words, Nils Salzbeger also said that “the procrastinator’s life tends to be characterized by missed opportunities, wasted potentials, fear, shame, guilt and disappointment.”
Given this, it is expected of you to do away with procrastination. Be focus and do not be easily distracted and interrupted.
2. Stop Gallivanting
People travel, roam or move about for so many reasons. It could be for vacation, business purpose, schooling, peace talks, seminar, conferences etc. but when you travel, roam and move about for pleasure and for pleasure alone, it means you are gallivanting.
When you gallivant, you will likely travel without a predetermined worthwhile destination or purpose. Great achievers don’t do this because gallivanting requires one’s time and resources which they are not willing to waste.
Time is a valuable resource you have, don’t waste it by gallivanting. One of the reasons why most people don’t achieve great things is time wastage, which is consequent upon gallivanting.
3. Stop Being Profligate
Another important thing you need to stop doing if you sincerely want to achieve great things in life is to stop being recklessly extravagant.
Do not be over extravagant rather you need to live a moderate and frugal life that is expected of a rational being. For you to achieve big things in life, you need to spend more on assets and not on liabilities.
Robert Kiyosaki once wrote that “you must know the difference between an asset and a liability, and buy assets.” Truly, assets appreciate, while liabilities demand payment and/or cost money to maintain – either now or in the future.
4. Stop Being Unambitious
Eleanor Roosevelt, a formal U.S First Lady, rightly admonished, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” This explains why you need to be very ambitious to achieve great things in life.
When you are ambitious, you will be motivated and determined to achieve your goals. If you really desire to become more ambitious, all you need to do is to take risks, exercise your imagination, be willing to invest time into your goal, expose yourself to new methods of thought, eliminate negative thoughts and embrace positive ones, focus on attaining knowledge, stay committed, stop babying yourself and do not wait for the perfect moment rather take the moment and make it perfect.
5. Stop Disbelieving
For you to achieve big things in life, you need to believe that you can. Everything we have in life comes because of our belief that they are possible.
John McDonald once said that “the cause of the confusion prevailing in your mind that weakens your thoughts is the false belief that there is a power or powers outside you greater than the power within you”.
Like every other person in life, you only have one life and one chance to make it for something. The magic to become great is in you. Discover the power within you and do great things in life. Stop disbelieving yourself right from this moment.
To Quickly Achieve Great Things in Life…
Tell yourself what Joy Bell told herself that “the only person who can pull me down is myself, and I am not going to let myself pull me down anymore”.
Ahmed Yusuf Babatunde
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