5. Not Pursuing Your Own Passion
Never be too scared or doubtful to dream big and hope that one day you will manage to become successful by doing what you love the most. It often happens that doubt is the primary – and sometimes the only – obstacle in the path of professional success. It is important to understand that in order to succeed at what you love doing, you will need to adapt to the conditions around you. If you have a passion – let’s say photography – then it is extremely important to stay up-to-date with all the latest techniques and technology that will help you stand out from the rest. Succeeding in your career means that you will most likely have to forge your own path and be a leader, and you cannot be a leader if you do not have the strength and the courage to follow your dreams and your passion.
6. Lack of Confidence and Determination
Some people fail in their careers simply because they lack confidence and determination – or because they are lazy. Those who have tried to get a job for a very long time and have been turned down repeatedly tend to have very low self-confidence when it comes to their overall professional worth, so it may become unimaginable for them to even dare pursuing their career goals. At the same time, others are just too lazy: they want everything to happen quickly and without any hassles, and, if they could, they would like to have someone else pursue their dreams on their behalf. Of course the world does not work like this, so it is important to stay positive and to have a positive, hopeful outlook in life and in your career goals. No one is going to knock on your door offering to help you reach the career of your dreams – you will need to pursue it all by yourself!
7. Fewer Jobs to Choose From
The availability of jobs is a relative factor actually, since the labor market is booming in certain parts of the US. However, we have all witnessed a constant and discouraging decline in the number of ‘good’ jobs – ones that actually offer the opportunity to advance and climb the ladder of success – and this is highly disappointing for those who are not afraid to dream big and ‘take the bull by the horns.’ Everything comes down to planning and determination – even if the job is not the best one, you can still come up with a great plan that will help you succeed. Making the best of the current situation can be a huge boost. Who knows, you might actually have a better chance in another venture in the near future. One thing is for sure: having a steady plan that you hold on to throughout your entire career quest will undoubtedly increase your chances of succeeding.
These are some of the most common reasons why people tend to fail in terms of reaching their career goals. As we can see, in many cases some form of fear turns out to be the main obstacle to success.