I have been a regular reader of Steve's blogs since the last 8 months & I have recently signed up in this forum. |
My life has been nothing but a failure. I have tried practicing PD techniques & tried to overcome my short failings, but failed miserably more than 2 dozen times. I don't know where my career is drifting. My relationships are faltering & soon my life will also be a financial mess. Mid-life crisis is staring at me & I don't know if I will ever be able to set my life right on track.
I have found some sincerity & truth in Steve's articles. So I have bought his book now. I have given myself time till the next 3 months. If this too doesn't work for me then I will commit suicide.
Well, My first advice to you is GET THAT F*****G THOUGHT ABOUT SUICIDE OUT OF YOUR MIND! Suicide is not the answer to failure!
If people kill themselves just because they failed,then there would be no great people like Edision or Einstein or Bill Gates(I am sure you know the great life histories of these people)
Another thing that bothers me from your post is this:
I have tried practicing PD techniques &....
You only tried
practicing the techniques? Is this the reason for not achieving success?
connoisuer, sorry if Iam too rude here. But I really want you to think over what you have written. As Steve said in some of his articles, Personal Development is not easy as you think now. You need to really work hard to achieve your goals. You need to consistently practice the PD techniques you learnt to your life.
Also,another thing is that three months is really not
enough to get the results you want from that book.You need to spend some more time. (Personally I haven't bought the book, but anyway, I do feel it is good to read). Apply all the techniques you learnt whenever possible. Even though you failed more than 2 dozen times, you must consistently do the things that you decided to do until you achieve your aim.Since you failed more than a dozen times, ask yourself what you have learnt from these experiences.Keep them in your mind and implement them in your next trial.Make a list of plans on how to do the tasks. Then find out what works best for you.
I know these things can be easily said than to do. But the fact is you need to do these things in order to succeed
This is one of my favourite quote from the book,"100 action principles"
Unless you shape your life, circumstances will shape it for you. You have to work,sacrifice, invest, and persist to get the results you want. Choose them well. You can’t start your planning until you know where you want to go. |
You are the sculptor of your own image. Have others already done what you want to do? Study them and do what they did. Start anywhere, at anytime, and persist. Stop worrying what others think about what you can or can’t do. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Have the self-confidence to challenge your current situation. This is your life to live; it’s day by day and step by step.
Write down your goals. Only three percent of people have written goals and only one percent review those written goals daily. Be in that elite one percent. Vi s u a l i z e the attainment of your goals often. Goals are dreams with dates attached. You will only become as great and as happy as the goals you choose.
So, have a positive attitude and persist until you get the results.Also I do recommend you to read this article which is thought provoking. Self-Discipline
Hope this helps you.