Next is slow down!! Be present. We only have a life, just one with a limited time to be present and to appreciate it. I struggle with this as my mind is regularly on something else, trying to strategize or plan the most effective way ahead. The result of this is that we miss what we already have and can enjoy. I am talking about our partners, children, that pet who is so excited to see you when you get home; the simple pleasures. There are many more, can you see them?
Finally procrastination. Not taking responsibility, allowing our circumstances to control us. Blaming the economy. Making excuses. All of the the above are a result of us not taking action but allowing blaming, justifications and fear to control us. Now here is what I have found in myself and my experience coaching. You ready for this? There is no secret to why you are not getting ahead, the simple truth is that we don't take action to change. We want results without the effort it takes to change, adapt and grow through our challenges. Simple as that.
Its my life, its your life and it is the only one we have. Go ahead and live your dreams!