1. A lifestyle of giving up. People who vacillate rarely succeed. Instead, be careful in reaching your decisions, and persistent and determined thereafter. 2. A wrong belief that life should be easy. Research has shown that people who don’t expect immediate success are the most successful. 3. A wrong belief that success is a destination. As soon as you think you’ve arrived, you will stop growing. 4. A lack of resiliency. Some people become dry and brittle; others endeavor to bounce back, no matter how they feel. 5. A lack of vision: Everything you achieve must first be created in your mind’s eye. Seeing success there before you achieve it can keep you from quitting. Sustaining Your Talent 1. Find a Purpose. It is difficult to persevere without a purpose, but when you have one, you can persevere even when facing the most difficult circumstances. 2. Eliminate Excuses: Successful people have a strong sense of responsibility for their own actions. 3. Develop Some Stamina. All successful people have stamina—the will to keep going, no matter the obstacle or their tiredness.
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