You don’t follow projects through
You may have a burst of energy when first starting on a project or hobby, but have a tendency to let it go when the going gets tough—or when it simply requires a more sustained effort than you think you are capable of. Negative thinking can lead you to focus on the unpleasant aspects of a long-term project, rather than how satisfying it will be when you complete it successfully.
“Most people forget that success is a marathon, not a sprint,” says Darlene Corbett, author of Stop Depriving the World of You: A Guide for Getting Unstuck, out at the end of this year. “True success should not be easy. Many people fail because they lack tenacity.”