Have you ever wondered and questioned why sometimes your dreams take longer to become a reality? Why that bank balance is not moving towards the ideal balance you desire?
You can blame others, circumstances or fate for your lack of success but it might actually be you that is sabotaging your own dreams. Positive thinking, a can-do attitude and flexibility are just some factors you need to be in control of.
I have compiled a list for you guys of some of the things that might be hindering our success. If you crave success make sure these following are not part of your makeup.
1.SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT:
Not everybody has super-rich parents or a family tree charting back to William the Conqueror and 1066 AD. You may think you’re way smarter or more talented than everybody else, but until you’ve proven yourself, a sense of entitlement just gets in the way of your success – people have risen from nothing to everything we desire and some have fallen from everything we desire to nothing we can wish for.
If you read the autobiography of any truly successful person in the world, you will find that they worked their socks off to get where they are today. If you’re naturally lazy, just admit it, but stop complaining about your lack of success and wealth. Ooooh btw there is no such thing as naturally lazy, if you really want something – you will definitely work for it.
3. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN ANALYSIS:
Endlessly analyzing your situation won’t get you the bank balance and lifestyle you’re dreaming of. Stop analyzing and start turning your aspirations into reality.
4. FEAR OF CHANGE:
Everybody is afraid of change, that’s human nature. Maybe you’ll fall flat on your face at the first attempt and look a fool. So what? Don’t let fear of failure, discomfort or embarrassment stop you. Just think what your family and friends will say when you finally turn up in that luxury limousine!
5. NEGATIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE:
You may not have noticed that the people around you are soul-sucking fiends with a negative outlook on life that stops you from forging ahead. Ditch them and seek the company of life-embracing chums with a positive outlook on life that will inspire you.
6. NO STAR APPEAL:
So you’re not successful and rich yet because you’re not pretty enough, your tummy is a bit flabby, you don’t have Kim K hour glass figure or you lack the voice to make others swoon? Nothing but excuses! Ignore the hype about X-factors and star appeal – i think this will kill you slowly. Fall in love with yourself each day, find your niche, the thing you love doing and are really good at. Now shine in that niche, flabby tummy and all!
7. ADDICTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA:
No wonder you’re not a millionaire yet; you’re spending 50% of your waking hours on social media sites. I know, I know social media is quite addictive – i am victim of this as well but let’s try and ditch the addiction to tweet every minuscule event in your life and start talking and meeting with REAL people to further your career. I think i have mentioned my belief in social capital before – you will be amazed what that can do with your life, so let’s meet and talk to more real people.
8. THINKING TOO SMALL:
To make it big you mustn’t think small – as i mentioned in the first Talk Tuesday post If your dreams don’t scare you, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Aim to be a leader, not a follower ! Set your trends and trust me others will follow.
9. LACK OF CONFIDENCE:
If you do not believe in yourself, no one will. We live in a society with constant negativity – so what if your high school teacher said you suck at literature or your neighbors said you’ll never amount to much. Ignore society’s gripes and have a little faith in your abilities. Successful people believe in themselves before anybody else does.
It all starts from within – kick out the negative voice in your head as soon as possible. You like dreaming of wealth and success but deep down you feel it’s not really the thing for you. Rubbish! It’s just another excuse your brain has dreamed up because it’s easier than dealing with fear of change. Changing your life for the better feels amazing, so get on with it!
Hope you find these helpful.
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