Have you ever wondered why you continue to go after goals without having any success? The best way to accomplish a goal is to surround yourself with people that have access to the career you desire most. Whenever you have any obstacles in the areas involving your goals, these people can help you out. People that don't advance seem to communicate with others that don't understand their desire to accomplish goals.
Sometimes they may even be the ones that are holding a person back from advancing. Choosing friends and acquaintances are done in such a way as one does in finding an intimate relationship.
If you are one of those driven people that can't seem to make an impact in accomplishing a goal, it may in fact be the people you surround yourself; it will keep you from succeeding. Writers communicate with other writers. Athletes compete against other athletes. Politicians know others that are in public policy. Surround yourself with others that can give you access to the resources you need to be successful.