Part of my day job includes holding monthly training sessions on various issues relating to customer service. This month’s topic called on us to reflect on our new year’s resolutions. As I prepared for this session, I thought about all things that inhibit the achievement of our goals. Coincidentally, a colleague randomly sent me an article that featured our top 5 enemies from within (according to Jim Rohn):
Indifference: “What difference will it make? Let me just go with the flow”. The problem with this mentality is things (or in case people) never move up.
Indecision: According to Jim, indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal your chances for a better future #enough said.
Doubt: “I am not qualified enough for task XYZ…”, “Will it really work?” Rohn’s prescription is that it is healthy to be skeptical but do not believe everything no doubt everything
Worry: A good friend of mine once told me that worrying about is like paying for something that has not happened. Why are you working overtime for negative results? Take a step back and assess the real situation. Then, tackle it.
Over-caution: Jim says that timid people do not advance and do not grow. So, are you (wo)man or mouse?
I am sure that every one of us has faced and probably will face these enemies at some point in their lives.
The question is: how long are you going to feel sorry for yourself?
How badly do you want to achieve that goal?
How long are you going to be the underdog?
How much longer can you tolerate that envious feeling you get every time someone achieves something that you desire so much it gives you sleepless nights?
How much longer?
P.S. This post goes for me too.