Many people want to be successful. Still, success comes at a price. And it is up to you to recognize those actions or elements that stand in your way; that is if you really want to be successful. Here are 6 things standing in your way of becoming successful.
1. Poor money habits
You have to understand that money is a means to an end and a tool to help you achieve your dreams. It is not an end in itself. You have to understand that money is a means to an end and a tool to help you achieve your dreams. It is not an end in itself.
There is nothing wrong in wanting to take that trip to Paris or California, or getting that new Porsche. It’s just that you have to learn how to manage your money and prioritize your spending. Think long term when you spend money and save to make smart investments.
2. Hanging around the wrong crowd
There is a reason why successful people hang around other successful people. Think Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Think Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. If you want to be successful, you have to discover your “Tribe” and use the strength they provide to not only identify but also embrace opportunities. You can only do great things when you have positive influence from the right crowd.
3. Stuck to conventions
The future is for those who are breaking obstacles and charting new paths. You can’t afford to spend time trying what is not working. And most times we can get caught up with accepting conventional methods. So think Elon Musk, think Gary Vaynerchuk, think Jeff Bezos, think of people who say no to old methods of doing things and thinking out of the box to achieve the life they desire.
4. Lacking ambition
Yes, you are talented, smart and well-connected. But most times fortune simply favors that person who wants it more. If you really want to be successful you have to be committed to the process. And this is where ambition comes to play.
Realistically you could be your own worst enemy. You could be holding yourself back from getting all that you desire because you simply don’t want it more than the next person.
You may wonder what procrastination is doing in this list but the reality is that this is one plague we are all beset with. It is just that successful people are great at beating procrastination and attaining results. Yes you have to stop making excuses and waiting for the perfect moment. There is never a “perfect time” to set out to accomplish your dream. If you want to be successful you have to start living success in the present and taking the every necessary action to excel and reach your goals. So be positively charged to always work, meet and exceed the expectations you have set for yourself. Never let procrastination seal your time, energy and dreams.
6. Terrible relationships with people
You have to learn to deal with people respectfully. Successful people are likable people. Who wants to give their money or business to someone who is not likable? You have to understand that people play a part of the success you will become. Whether you are a careerist or entrepreneur, you should understand that relationships will play a vital role to your career or business growth.
Well, I could give you a list of 20 or so reasons why you are not successful yet. But this article is designed for those who are on their path to success but have a thing or two still standing in their way. Is there a point I missed.