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You can break through your default ceiling of achievement, but only if you work purposefully toward new habits that don’t come naturally.

Key Points:

  • As you pursue success, you may find that your productivity either plateaus or plummets. This can cause you to feel like you can’t really achieve anything.
  • The “entrepreneureal” approach involves you relying on what you’ve always relied on to achieve success. But true success requires adaptation.
  • Failing to adapt and change will ultimately lead to a “plateau” of disappointment.
  • The “purposeful” approach involves you stepping out of your comfort zone to do what is necessary to achieve success.
  • To be purposeful, look at others who have succeeded in your field and apply their strategies to your work.
  • You can break through your default ceiling of achievement, but only if you work purposefully toward new habits that don’t come naturally.

Quote This:

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill

See Also: Habits, Leadership, Success, Time Management

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why do you think it’s so hard for people to break through their natural ceiling of achievement?
  3. Which of these approaches do you find yourself taking more often? Why do you think that is?
  4. What habits will you change in order to break through your natural ceiling of achievement?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part 2 of The Domino Effect series.