I was thinking the other day about reasons why we might not be as successful as we want to be. Now, success is a relative thing and what you might think is a success, other people might see it as a failure or not even close to success.
So, why are some of us not even close to being successful. Here are some of the reasons I came up with:
1. You are lazy
Do you have no more arse left? Have you worked you butt off? No? You are lazy, man. You can't tell me that Bill Gates and Warren Buffett work only a few hours a week. I'm sure they are working all of the time. They have a vision and they are carrying out that vision. I'm pretty sure Michael Jordan worked his tush off each and every day and he become one of the most influential sports people of all time.
2. You are a scaredy cat
We are afraid, aren't we? We don't like what our friends might say. We don't want to hear what our family might say, so rather than going for it, we do nothing. We don't want to look stupid so we do nothing and I don't think that I have to remind you that do be successful you might have to do something.
3. Paralysis by analysis
We think way too much don't we? We think way too much about the things that we should do that we don't do anything and then the time slips away and we are neck dip in quicksand and things are only going to get worse from then on. It is like a slow moving car crash.
4. If you don't know where you are going, how do you know if you have reached it or not
You have got to have some kind of goal man. You need to have something that you are aiming for because if you don't there is basically nothing to wake up for in the morning. You are not focusing on anything and it just goes from bad to worse and you shouldn't get out of bed. Getting out of bed is just a waste of your time.
5. Believe it man
Success isn't just for someone else, it is for everyone and you have to believe it. If you don't believe it, nobody else will.
6. Stop doing busy work
Is it really urgent and absolutely essential that you answer that email now? Do you think that your client will drop you because you didn't reply to his or her mail in 5.3 seconds? You are kidding yourself with all of that busy work.
7. Social media is wasting your time.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram. These are good things and you should use them but you need to do the other stuff first and also schedule it into your routine. It might be fun to see what someone who you have met twice has eaten for dinner the last three nights in a row but it is not going to get you anywhere fast.
8. Do you want it?
Of course you do. Go and get it. Stop making excuses and go and get it. If you don't go and get it you will regret it and that will hurt more than if you go after it and it doesn't eventuate. That pain is only temporary, not going after it regret, lasts a lifetime.