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The 2 Things Hindering Your Personal Achievement

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One of the saddest things in life is the fact that people measure themselves by their weaknesses instead of their strengths. They look at themselves and underrate their true capacities and what they can achieve.

Only very few people realize just how much self-confidence, and self-belief is a great creative force because you accomplish things in life almost to the exact proportion to your inner belief. In the course of my work as a coach, I meet with a lot of people who have everything it takes to succeed, yet they don’t, or whatever they achieve pales in comparison to what they can truly accomplish.

One of the causes of this inner self-doubt and a lack of confidence is always comparing yourself with others; thinking others are better gifted, and qualified than you are.  I hear people say that their lack of a university degree, or a masters degree keeps them away from success.

While I believe that having a good education is important, it does instils some level of confidence in you, I don’t believe that your success depends on it. But if you are sensitive on this question of a lack of education, assume as close as possible, the attitude of an educated person. Never tell anyone of your educational deficiencies. Get knowledge. Educate yourself, but don’t let the fact that you failed to spend four years on a campus kill your ambitions. Continue reading The 2 Things Hindering Your Personal Achievement

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5 Reasons Why You Are Underachieving!

From boardrooms to bedrooms, from faculty halls to athletic fields, in medical schools or music schools, and in every age group and every human activity, and across every racial ethnic group you find one thing in common; people who are achieving less than they possibly could; people who abandon their dreams, and settle in mediocrity.

All over the world you find self-defeating habits and mediocre expectations and efforts towards goals. Millions of us are living below our God given potentials. You see gifted people who shine briefly, and for one reason or the other they disappear into obscurity.

Mediocrity is so common place today in our society that it has been accepted to be normal. That’s why many underachievers today don’t even realize they are one – because they look around and think “At least the other guy isn’t doing better than me.”

If you find yourself going back and forth, up and down, you know within your heart that you can do better, yet you are not doing it. I am sorry you may be an underachiever. Here are five characteristics of underachievers you may access yourself with: Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Are Underachieving!