In this world, it takes a lot of hard work to get somewhere and to build up a career we have dreamed of. For experiencing success in anything we usually have to take the path of most resistance. In the process, we feel physically and mentally burned out. That is because almost all of us indulge in behaviors that sabotage our ambition.
Following are the traits drive us away from our success and can cause us to miss the best opportunities in our lives.
Indulging in repetitive tasks:
Challenging tasks and risks make the true professionals to move wards their goals. But if people get stuck with repetitive task, they can lose motivation and can experience a feeling of falling behind their counterparts.
Differentiating between urgent and important tasks:
There is a very little difference between the two kinds of tasks. Professionals need to distinguish between tasks that are just important and those that are urgent.
While setting goals, professionals tend to set extremely higher standards for themselves and for others. Because of this, they may hate assigning tasks to other people. They fear the project would not to be completed on time and the way they want it.
Shifting to executive roles:
Experts state that for professionals, it sometimes becomes difficult to give up their technical expertise and shift to an executive role. They think that if they lose the work, they will lose the ability to do same kind of work. But it isn’t so; many high achievers are selected for managerial roles because they have already shown that they are good in producing. This is the reason they continue to be just an individual contributor.
Considering yourself a major failure:
According to experts, when high achievers think of themselves as less successful, they lose their ambition. This as a result, they feel like complete failure and become hypocritical not even to themselves but to everyone else in their life.
Just taking risks that are safe:
Success comes when the challenging tasks move ahead. But with fixed mindsets, people prevent themselves from taking risks. They avoid challenges where their ability is challenged and as a result, they remain at a place where they already exist.