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9 Reasons why you are not getting the results you want


Are you tired of getting nowhere?

Sometimes you get stuck in what you're doing. It happens to us all and in those situations it's useful to take a few steps back to gain control again.

It's ridiculous that it's mostly the same stupid reasons that hold us back. We forget them quite easily. Today you'll get a rough overview of these reasons so that you remember them again - because you know them already.

Sometimes you get stuck in what you're doing. It happens to us all, and in those situations it is useful to go back a few steps to take back control.

It is ridiculous that it is mostly the same stupid reasons that hold us back. We forget them quite easily. Today you'll get a rough overview of these reasons so that you remember them again - because you know them already.


1. You can't escape
Instead of doing something now you postpone it. You talk a lot about you wanting to do something, but you don't do it. There can be many reasons why you won't start, but usually it's about you not wanting it badly enough. Maybe that what you think you want - is not really what you want?

2. You underestimate the target
Imagine that you are standing at A and going to B and naturally you don't know what kind of problems you'll run into during the trip. It soon turns out that you have to pass the A1, A2, A3, etc. before you reach the B and that makes you real tired. The key to success is to stop, look and learn all the time. Don't be afraid to dive into something you find scary, just assume that it will be tough, but not impossible to achieve. If you do that, you can't fail.

3. You get stuck in talk-mode
Anyone analyzing the target will face another problem – he/she never even getting started. When someone gives you an idea, you spend more time trying to find reasons why it'll never work rather than start working. Stop being afraid of mistakes. Those who never make any mistakes have never challenged his/her own personal limits.

4. You have made your world too narrow
You do the same things, talk to the same people (like the same things) and you never dare to challenge the world outside your own in order to learn something new. You never read any new books, never educate yourself and you never meet any new people with positive and driven personalities who can help you move forward.

5. You don't work smart
If you do the same thing over and over again you get exactly the same results. If you don't get what you want, it's a clear signal that it's time to change what you've done so far. Read five tips on working smart here.

6. You're afraid and avoid acting
This may be the case. A lot that is new is also scary because you can fail. That's why you postpone the process as long as possible. Unfortunately, the result will not automatically happen if you procrastinate. Results will come when you roll up your sleeves and start doing things. The fear doesn't disappear no matter how long you wait. Accept your fears and do it anyway.

7. You are easily distracted
In other words, you will be distracted by anything that will come your way and you deal with it instead of prioritizing the real targets. Make it clear to yourself what you want and stick to it. Measure everything else that comes your way towards the goals you have and see if it deserves your attention before you deal with it.

8. You give up too quickly and too easily
You can give up before you've even begun. You have to learn to fight a bit and to enjoy the small victories and maybe even get a little pissed off when things go bad. Keep fighting, you will learn that it'll pay off.

9. You are trapped by your own habits
You insist on doing things a certain way and have closed the door to any new ideas. Being successful is all about taking in new thoughts, ideas, methods and ways to achieve goals and to wisely evaluate them (everything new is obviously not good).

Well what do you say now? Here you have gotten some hefty scolding, but some of these points may apply to you and can help you further. I hope so.





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Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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