Sometimes in life we get stuck in a rut and have no idea how we got there. Here are 15 things that keep us from moving forward in life. Correct these things and get out of any rut for good.
1. Aiming for perfection
There is no such thing as perfect. What a sad world it would be if there was. A perfect life would mean that things can’t get any better. Instead of perfection aim for completion and constant improvement.
2. Waiting for the time to be right
What’s worth doing tomorrow should be done today. The right time is right now. Decide what you want and do something each day that will move you towards your goal.
3. Living in your “Glory Days”
You can’t change the past, so don’t focus on it. Instead reflect on the past and focus on the present.
4. Throwing pity parties for yourself
No matter how bad it is for you, someone else has it worse. Life’s hard and has lot’s of challenges but feeling sorry for yourself won’t change that. Focus on the things you are grateful for.
5. Hanging out with negative people
Those people who are constantly complaining in life. Get rid of these people and find people who are going somewhere in life. You become you who you hang out with.
6. Living in your comfort zone
If you are comfortable and happy with your life it means you are not growing. Get outside your comfort zone, attack your fears until they are gone. Then go find something else that scares the hell out of you and attack it.
7. Competing with others
The most important competition in life is with yourself. Stop comparing yourself to other people and start competing with yourself. Your daily goal should be to make sure the person you are tomorrow is better than the person you are today.
8. Not focusing
You can do anything but not everything. Instead of trying to change a bunch of things pick 1 to 3 things you could change that would have the greatest impact on you and go to work with intense focus.
9. Waiting on luck to come to you
Luck is not going to come knock on your door. Instead of waiting for luck to come to you go find it. The harder you work the luckier you will get.
10. Looking for someone to blame
Blaming anybody but yourself for what happens to you in life is admitting to yourself that your success is not in your own hands. Take responsibility for what happens to you in life. It’s the only way to control your destiny.
11. Not smiling enough
Go through life with an attitude of gratitude. Learn to smile at the little things and it will make a big difference in your life.
12. Giving up too soon
Learn to fail forward. If something is worth going after, then its worth going through the struggles to get it. Nobody gets it right on the first round. Every failure is a step closer to your goal.
13. Not taking enough risk
Everything in life has risk, but your rewards in life will never be greater than your risks.
14. Not forgiving yourself
So you’ve messed up in the past. We all do. You can’t move forward in life until you forgive yourself. True forgiveness is realizing the past couldn’t have been any different.
15. Not enjoying the ride
No matter which way you spin it, life is hard. Make sure that on your journey in life that you take time to enjoy the little things. Don’t spend so much time on the destination that you forget to enjoy the ride. Every moment that passes is a moment that you will never recapture.