Performance Improvement & Professional Development

7 Ways to Sabotage Your Success

  1. Too Much Time on Facebook. one of the biggest time sucks known to man. I know you need to be on Facebook for your business, we all do, the problem is you’re not using it for business; you’re mindlessly thumbing through updates that make no real difference in your life or your career.
  2. You’ve Fooled yourself into thinking you’re working hard – but you aren’t. Remember, being busy and being productive are two (very) different things.
  3. You’re being efficient but not effective. The pilot’s announcement to his passengers: “Good news and bad news; The good news, we’re making great time. The bad news is we’re lost!
  4. You’re quitting too early. Often the success you’re looking for is just one more (action step) away. Hand in there and take that next step.
  5. You’re not planting a tree – for shade in the future. “It took me ten years to become an overnight success.”
  6. You’re not taking risks. Calculated risks are just part of the process of becoming a successful. No Guts – no glory!
  7. You’re not seizing opportunities. Often, opportunities are like ideas – they don’t stay around long. You need to look for opportunities and seize them once they appear.

About the Author

Les Taylor is the founder and managing partner of Outperformers International. He is an award-winning author, professional speaker and recognized expert in the field of performance improvement and professional development. Les is a former law enforcement executive, served as the executive director of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a past president of the Arizona Chapter of the National Speakers Association.

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