The 7 Myths why people get Stuck – #2
This is the second in a series of posts regarding the 7 Myths that keep people stuck.
As I’ve said before, we all have our own story. None are less important than others.
We also have stories that we’ve been telling ourselves or others have been telling us. We’re hearing things like….
Myth #2 – “Winners never quit and quitters never win”
The key point from this is “Persistence”
The assumption that’s false is “Stick with something long enough and you will win.” That’s crazy. Do you mean to tell me that if I keep golfing some day I’ll be a really good golfer and make the professional tour? I don’t think so. It’s OK to be passionate about something that you’re not that good at (which translates into golf for me). You can’t “hang your hat” on persistence getting you to the goal. That’s a recipe for disaster. What if I told myself that I was a failure unless I made the tour? That’s only going to lead to more disappointment. I’ve chosen to keep things in perspective and enjoy the game when it makes sense.
The truth is “Healthy self-awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses combined with persistence can convert into winning.”
The real story is that I know people who never gave up their dream but failed to acknowledge they were completely unqualified to achieve it.
Myth … BUSTED!