8 Reasons You Lack Success

Change gon’ come…

Everyone’s working hard – everyone has plans to climb to the top. So what makes the difference between those who succeed and the people who work for those people? Success has a simple formula, and if you ever hope to achieve it, you need to get on board  Here are eight common reasons you lack success…

1 – You Don’t Believe in Yourself…

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will. It doesn’t matter if you find yourself standing up against impossible odds — whether you win or lose, people will respect you for trying. There is no factor of success that matters more than putting in the effort.

The long story short is you fail every time you don’t try, and you can only succeed by believing in a positive outcome. You shoot where you aim (or, at the very least, in the vicinity).

2 – You Fear Success…

A lot of people know they could’ve been amazing at some other part of their lives. There’s always someone who could have been a doctor or singer or entrepreneur if they only had that one shot. The reality is you wouldn’t know what to do with freedom if you gained it – you’re afraid of your own success.

Fear of success is a leading cause of never achieving it, because people who are afraid of spiders tend to avoid spiders; you get my drift?

3 – You Listen to Bad Advice…

If you’re going to take advice from people (and occasionally in life you’re gonna wanna do that), you need to take it with a grain of salt. You’ll eventually gain an instinct for knowing which advice is good and bad, but until you do, stick to trusting those in the positions you want to be in – they have all the good advice you want…it’s just a matter of whether or not they want to talk to you about it.

4 – You Give Up Too Easily…

Having made a lot of plans in my life, I’ve learned people like to give up as soon as something gets difficult. Much like you’ll never succeed if you don’t try, you’ll never succeed if you quit every time the going gets tough. There’s no easy path to success. No matter what you decide to do in life, there will be difficulties and obstacles — I have no commute or boss and still make money…and still I manage to have problems at work.

5 – You Don’t Have the Right Team…

Sometimes the problem isn’t that you give up too easily; sometimes the problem is you don’t give up easily enough. When it reaches a point where people on your team aren’t delivering the way they should, it’s time to cut and run. Love and business have no place inter-mingling, and sometimes difficult decisions must be made. Just because somebody is your friend doesn’t mean they understand the value of your business.

6 – You’re Not Working Proactively…

You’ll never get ahead if you don’t learn to think ahead. Proactive thinking leads to proactive action, which can be shortened even further to pro-action. So long as you’re reactive, as opposed to proactive, you’ll never get anywhere in life. Get ahead of the game and start calling your own shots; it’s the only way you’ll ever accomplish anything.

7 – You Lack Killer Instinct…

You may have the best ideas ever. You can be intelligent, creative, and a great worker — none of that matters. Planning is an important stage, but so is execution. If you’re ever going to succeed, you need to be willing to look your opponent in the eye and pull the trigger. If you’re going to end a fight, finish him; don’t wait for an imaginary judge’s card at the end.

8 – You Can’t Handle the Heat…

The instant you start climbing up or moving forward, people will begin hating you. Anyone who’s different is a target. If you’re not ready to stand up against the heat, make sure you never work toward success. So long as you keep your head down and avoid success, you should be fine though.

Brian Penny Versability Whistleblower Anonymous smokingBrian Penny is a former Business Analyst at Bank of America turned whistleblower, freelance consultant, and troll. He’s a frequent contributor to The Street, Cannabis Now, and Fast Company, Huffington PostMainstreetLifehack, and HardcoreDroid.

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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