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But what kind of material are you working with?
I don’t mean business plans if you’re an entrepreneur, or clay if you sculpt.
No, not those kinds of resources.
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What specifics are you bringing to support your well-devised plans?
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Simply put, are your talents in line with your goals?
For example, let’s say you want to become a professional bodybuilder. Okay, that’s cool. But you’re a serious ectomorph.
In fact, you hardly gain weight, even when trying to add a few pounds by upping your caloric intake.
Still, you’re determined to be a Mr. Olympia champion.
With resolve, you launch into a serious workout routine, buttressed by several meals per day, supplements and performance enhancing drugs.
You push this regimen for a couple of years, making fantastic gains, but alas, due to genetics, not nearly enough progress to realize your goal.
So now you’ve wasted time and effort on something that a little self-awareness Emotional Intelligence: 100+ Skills, Tips, Tricks & Techniques to Improve Interpersonal Connection, Control Your Emotions, Build Self Confidence & ... Awareness, Emotions, Positive Psychology) New Price: $6.95 Old Price: $6.95 (as of 04/26/2017 15:32 UTC) would have told you was improbable from day one.
Disheartened, you dumb-down your career aspirations, and unwittingly distort how you perceive success, even life in general; never discovering your true calling or maximizing your potential.
Don’t get caught spinning your wheels.
You are your primary resource.
Therefore, it’s imperative that you’re always real with yourself, no matter how difficult it maybe.
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Also, if you can’t be honest with yourself, about who you are, how can you be clear about anything?
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