My longtime partner Gus King reads these notes and comments on them. He should. He taught me and we learned how to work effectively for a long time.
He sent some advice he read that resonated with him, written by author Chuck Gallozzi:
Enemies of Success
- Procrastination. In order to get what you want, you have to learn to do what you don’t feel like doing. Develop self-discipline.
- Too much planning and studying and not enough doing and following through.
- Living beyond your means. To become successful, you have to avoid overspending.
- Nothing puts a damper on success like a negative attitude. Be sure to remain positive.
- The inability to get along with others is a guarantee for failure. Spread cheer, not gloom.
- Searching for people or circumstances to blame instead of assuming responsibility is another way to fail.
- Knowing we have bad habits, but doing nothing about it condemns us to mediocrity.
Yes, success is hard work, but so is failure. One leads to rewards, the other to pain, regret, and suffering. Which would you rather have? Which do you choose to have? When will you begin?