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Everyone has to define success for themselves, but the path to it requires the same basic steps no matter the goal. It’s not enough to focus on your goal alone and hope that your willpower can get you there by the end. You need to face obstacles head on and create quantifiable milestones to turn your meandering path into a clear path. It’s also helpful to watch out for the warning signs that failure is imminent.
These indicators of problems are common to everyone, not just hard-working entrepreneurs or professionals trying to further their career. Making excuses is a clear sign you’re struggling and losing control of your goal, whether those excuses have to do with your responsibilities at home or in the office. Excuses start piling up because you’re afraid of doing what’s necessary or you simply can’t accomplish everything your planning. Redefining your goal or getting help from someone else is likely what you need to get back on track.
Of course, there are many other signs you’re going off track while trying to accomplish something. Check out the common indicators of trouble and take an honest appraisal of where you’re at right now to avoid these problems. Continue reading . . .