If you’re serious about going after your dream, you’re going to have to do a lot of planning to get there. No, not just a basic step 1 to 5 sort of plan.
Instead, you should have an extremely detailed and very specific action plan of how you intend to achieve your goals. For instance, a daily plan, a weekly or monthly plan, even a 1-year or 5-year action plan.
2. Lack the self-discipline to stick to plans
Even if you have the most specific and most actionable plan in the world, if you don’t have the self-discipline to stick to it, then your plan will have been for nothing!
You would have been better off not planning at all if you’re not going to have the self-discipline to stick to your plan. At least, your time would have been put to good use!
Building self-discipline will take a lot of time, so if you are planning on achieving any sort of big dream in the next year or so, then you better get a head start now!
3. Giving up too soon
Hindsight is always 20/20, and regrets always happen at the end, never at the beginning of the journey. When people encounter difficulties, they throw in the towel immediately. They don’t want to spend any more time on fixing the problems, and would rather choose to do something a lot less problematic.
Failures are a normal occurrence when you’re chasing a dream. Successful people didn’t give up at first sight of trouble. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have ended up successful. Think about this the next time you think about quitting!