The Single Biggest Reason People Fail to Reach Success

what road construction has to do with BIGG SuccessWe were traveling down a busy road in our area recently. It’s a two-way road with two lanes going in each direction.

A sign indicated there was “Road Work Ahead” – one lane on each side was shut down for about a mile. There was a worker with a “Slow” sign at the point where the lanes merged. There was another worker at the other end with the same sign, directing traffic in the opposite direction.

So here we were – driving through the construction zone. Suddenly the person in front of us stopped.

But why? We didn’t understand. However, we quickly discovered the reason.

He was looking at the worker holding the sign for traffic going the other way. On the back of the “Slow” sign was the word “Stop”.

So he stopped – even though the sign was not meant for him. The worker in frustration quickly waved him on.

Don’t hurry to stop

Unfortunately, most people don’t get waved on so quickly and readily in life. So they just stop and they stay stopped.

It’s the single biggest reason people do not reach success – they are in a hurry to stop.

They stop when they’re not supposed to. They haven’t reached their destination, but they still stop.

They stop because they see a sign – even when the sign isn’t meant for them.

They listen to other people who tell them to stop. They just don’t realize the advice isn’t for them or that the people they’re listening to don’t know what they’re talking about.

They stop because they think they’re being safe. In reality, they’re putting themselves and others at risk.

They stop because they run into obstacles. The problem is many of these blocks are self-created.

They hurry to stop.

Hurry to go!

BIGG goal-getters do the opposite. They hurry to go.

Things didn’t go as planned? Learn, adapt and go!

Someone said something discouraging or disparaging? Use it as fuel and go!

Go! To understand your environment better.

Go! To push past the obstacles.

Go! To prove people wrong.

Go! To reach BIGG success!

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2 replies
  1. Jim Bouchard
    Jim Bouchard says:

    Absolutely RIGHT ON!

    In martial arts, one of the most difficult aspects of tactical training is knife fighting. It’s scary…for good reason!

    One of the biggest mistakes students make is to stop when they’re hit or cut (of course we’re training with blunt or rubber weapons). The problem is that just because you’re cut doesn’t mean the fight is over.

    Most people survive a few cuts in a knife attack…provided they keep fighting. If you stop, you open yourself to the full fury of the attacker.

    True in business too? How many business people stop after a few cuts? How many more would succeed if they just kept on fighting?

    Great message…keep up the wonderful work at BiggSuccess!

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