Why is Success So Elusive?

Our society emphasizes success. However, success often seems complicated to come by. We are taught many things in school, but how to be successful is not one of them. One thing is for sure; if you want to achieve greater levels of success than you are currently experiencing, you will have to change. A change in your results will require a difference in your approach.

Understand why you have not been as successful as you would like:

  1. You do not know what you want. The accomplishment of something unique is rarely accidental. It would help if you had intention and purpose over a while. If you do not know what you want, you can not expect that anything significant will happen.
  • Do you know what you want? Do you have an intention for each day? What did you try to accomplish today that will enhance your life in the long term?

    2. You have detrimental habits. Whether you are too flabby, poor, lonely, or ignorant, your habits are to blame. The small actions that you take each day to determine your long-term outcomes.
  • Proper eating and exercise habits ensure a fit body.

  • Regular saving and effort to increase your income ensure wealth.

  • What habits do you currently have? Can you see how they have to lead to your current circumstances?

  • 3. You have poor self-control. Some degree of self-control is necessary to be successful. Humans like comfort. Sitting on the couch with a movie and a snack sounds good to the average person. Successful people are good at controlling themselves where it counts. If comfort is your primary objective, success becomes much more difficult.

    4. You waste more time than you realize. How much time do you waste each day? The TV, internet, e-mail, and gossip are a few examples of time-wasters that suck many of us into their vortex. When we emerge, more time than we imagined has disappeared.
  • Consider the most effective actions you can take each day and measure how much time you spend on them. The small amount of time you spend each day productively will amaze you. Just imagine the results you could obtain if you changed that trend.

    5. I suppose you might be wrong. Achieving success also requires making effective decisions. None of us is correct 100% of the time. If your view of the world situation, in general, is incorrect, you are bound to struggle. If you believe the pet rock will make a comeback, and it does not, you will not be successful.
  • This issue is not easy to rectify. However, at the very least, you can examine your beliefs and ask yourself why you believe them.

    6. You give up too soon. The most successful people have endured numerous failures. Persistence is the most important attribute you can have on the road to success. If you can make a small amount of progress each week, you can eventually accomplish anything.

    7. You are not growing as a person. The person you are today might not be capable of making ten times your current salary. You will have to learn, grow, and adapt. You can not stay the same and have your life unfold. You may need to become more knowledgeable, a better communicator, more disciplined, more friendly, or have more focus.
  • Think about the person you need to become to accomplish your objectives.

Success is not complicated, but it also is not easy. You are becoming more successful in making good decisions, using your time wisely, and being persistent. Decide what you want and determine the actions required to get there. Never give up and keep evolving. You will grow your knowledge and skills to reach your full potential.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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