The hard truth is that most of us have higher expectations of others than we do ourselves. We judge people based on their appearance, but expect those same people to see us for “who we are”. We expect others to be self-motivated and yet rationalize our own marginal results. If you find yourself repeating the same wish list year after year, with no real traction towards that end, then you are guilty.

The only way to break this cycle is to raise your standards of achievement and add accountability. Who are you accountable to? Find someone today that has the power to challenge you.