Falling behind implies so many things, depending on the situation and what you are doing so on and so forth. A student may fall behind in his studies, so does an employee in his work. As for a person undergoing training, he lags behind in his learning process. The simple learning process purely depends on a combination of factors such as commitments, motivation, confidence, and the urge to achieve the goal. The lack of any of these efforts will hamper one's progress.
Why do many talented people fall behind in their work? The causes of slow progress are of three types
1. physical well being, 02. mental well being and 03. self-induced. Fever, physical injuries as a result of a fall, etc., may force a person to lag behind in his work. As for mental well being, domestic problems, financial crunch, death of dear ones, etc., may hamper the progress. The first two causes can be tackled over a period of time and as the time goes by, the person can come back to normal state. With respect to third category, it may be caused by poor interest, lack of motivation, lack of concentration, distraction, etc.
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Simply follow the following to keep your fighting spirits going:
01. Learn not to brood over the past, it is no use and will take you nowhere. Set aside your failures or past slow progress, etc., and try to move forward with your sight on the target.
02. Jot down all your weak points as well as positive points on a sheet of paper. This will give you some idea as to where you stand.Now, it will help you take the next step.
04. To start with, take a resolution as you would take on the New Year day, that you will keep moving forward to reach your goal unmindful of roadblocks on the chosen path. That you want to progress in your undertaking is itself the first step in the right direction.
05. The feeling of falling behind will serve as a powerful motivator and make the best out of such a bad feeling.
05. Learn to deal with Social Pressure. Never mind the criticism. I know a motivator through my friend. He is an armchair critic. He spends most of his time criticizing others. A true motivator is the one who make a cripple get up and run the race. A lousy motivator is the one who will make a good runner a cripple. Learn the art of developing friendship with the right people not only on the social circuit but also outside of it. It will help you unleash your dormant ambition and hidden skills. Redefine your relationship with the peer group and try to become a fast learner and performer
06. Growth acceleration can be achieved by way of allowing the feelings of pain and disappointment flow freely for a while. Own those feelings. They’re temporary. Once they are gone, you no longer feel like you’re reprocessing those emotions. Slowly you’re likely to feel some relief and lightness afterwards. Once you push the past events behind and get them out of way, you can redeem yourself.
07. Once the negative feelings are gone, turn your attention to creating a positive vision of fresh action - going forward. Redefine your short-term vision of success as a vision based on action, not on immediate results.
08. Once you gain confidence and have a well defined vision based on action, do not be on the fast track to see quick results. You will end up falling in the pit. So don’t put too much pressure on yourself to achieve a specific result.
09. Do not anticipate what might happen in the future. Define success as doing your best. Face the fear. Make the valiant effort. Don’t worry so much about the end result. As the Indian saying goes, put in your sincere efforts and tread the path of dharma - do justice yourself, every thing will fall in as you've expected.