24 Reasons You Aren't As Successful As You Could Be

Road To Success

Road To Success

Everyone wants to be successful in life an yet, not everybody is. Wouldn't it be great to get on the road towards achieving your dreams? Or at the very least, get firm directions as to where you might find that road?

Here's the 24 things that are probably holding you back...

You're Lazy

You're Lazy

Every single successful person works their ass off. If you aren't, then it's time to admit that you're lazy. Then, change that and get busy!

You're Asking The Wrong Question

You're Asking The Wrong Question

Why do you keep asking "Why not me?" when what you really should be doing is asking "What can else can I do?"?

You're Stuck In Your Head

You're Stuck In Your Head

You've got dreams just like successful people. The difference is, they're acting on them while you're too busy worrying about what could go wrong if you try and achieve them.

You're Spending Too Much Time On Social Media

You're Spending Too Much Time On Social Media

We don't even need to go in to what this is all about. People check their social media accounts too much to be productive. Well, you do. Successful people probably don't.

You Never Finish What You Start

You Never Finish What You Start

Yeah, you need to know when something is futile and it's time to give up. However, most of the time, when things get a little hard, it's actually time to apply yourself a little more. There's a cliche that says nothing worth doing is easy. It's a cliche because it's true.

You Don't Think Successfully

You Don't Think Successfully

You can't go in to things without giving it the attention which it deserves. Whether it's a business, study, or any other venture worth your time and energy, you need to go in whole-hearted and stop just thinking about it...

You Don't Believe In Yourself

You Don't Believe In Yourself

...Which leads in to this next point.

If you don't believe in yourself then it will be impossible to give it that energy we just talked about.

You Feel Entitled

You Feel Entitled

Why do you feel entitled when you haven't earned it?

Successful people are well aware that what they want can be found by going and getting it, not waiting for it to come to them.

You Give Time To Things That Don't Matter

You Give Time To Things That Don't Matter

Perhaps you give way too much thought to things that really aren't actually important. Sure, you should have other interests and hobbies, but not to the detriment of something that will actually benefit you and your success.

You Stay In Your Comfort Zone

You Stay In Your Comfort Zone

If you're happy with your life as it is then by all means, stay in your comfort zone. But if you have higher goals, then you're going to have to develop and grow, right?

You Could Be More Productive

You Could Be More Productive

Perhaps it has something to do with the social media addiction we already referred to, or maybe you're just not that in to what you're doing. Whatever the reason, you need to learn better time management skills.

You Focus On Money Too Much

You Focus On Money Too Much

This is in reference to those who are trying to start a business, simply to make them a whole lot of cash. Of course, money is the reward but it's a great product that you should be trying to create  -the bank account will follow.

You're Not Passionate

You're Not Passionate

If you don't absolutely love what you do then you won't be successful. That's not to say that you should somehow find a way to be passionate about your current endeavor. It just means that perhaps you should focus on your passion instead.

You Think Negatively

You Think Negatively

This is a habit that people of all walks of life fall in to and unfortunately, it's a major success killer. One setback shouldn't put you in a frame of mind where you think that you're no good. It should provide an opportunity to learn, grow and be better next time.

You Don't Know Your Goals

You Don't Know Your Goals

You need goals. Goals give you firm direction. If you haven't established a path to success then it's very unlikely you're going to stumble across it by accident.

You Don't Know Yourself

You Don't Know Yourself

Think about it; you have tools at your disposal but if you don't know what they are and what they do then how will you use them? Recognize your talents and your weaker points. Use your talents and work on your weaker points. Use your strong points to your advantage. Start taking notice of exactly who you are.

You Give Up Too Easily

You Give Up Too Easily

Every single person on Earth goes through times when they feel like it would be a lot easier to just give up. They'd be right. It would be easier. But the people that you look at and recognize as successful people; they are the ones who push through these times and get it done anyway.

You Do Everything By Yourself

You Do Everything By Yourself

This is particularly relevant if you're trying to be successful in business. The most successful people on the planet had help. Would you have ever heard the name Jobs if it weren't for Wozniak? Probably not. You need the support of people you can trust.

You Don't Manage Money Properly

You Don't Manage Money Properly

Again, this applies mainly to a business. How many small businesses don't get too far off the ground because they failed to manage their money properly from day one? "Lots" is the answer to that question.

Set a budget and stick to it.

You're A Perfectionist

You're A Perfectionist

This might sound like it's a good thing, and to some extent, it is. However, many people fail because they get down on themselves for not being perfect from day one. It's important to be okay with the fact that you have weaknesses and work on getting better.

You're Thinking Too Small

You're Thinking Too Small

You need to think big. By "think big" what we actually mean is think further in to the future. Spending all your time worrying about what will happen today and tomorrow doesn't allow you to look at the big picture and ask yourself what it is that you really want to achieve in life.

You're Not Open To Learning

You're Not Open To Learning

What a tragedy it is for those people who have the talent and intelligence to keep growing and learning but they think they have paid their dues and know it all. It's important to never pass up an opportunity to attend a seminar or read a book somebody recommended to you. You really never know the benefit you will get from this unless you take the time to do it.

Think you don't have time to read a book? Spend all that time you waste on social media instead.

You Don't Network

You Don't Network

Like we mentioned earlier, you're never going to get too far without the help of others. It's amazing when you meet someone who will influence you in a way you didn't expect and the effect that can have on your success can be profound. Whether it's a social media "influencer" who shares your blog post or someone you find yourself chatting to who totally changes the way you looked at a certain problem, networking is key.

You Don't Know When To Let Go Of Something

You Don't Know When To Let Go Of Something

Yeah, we mentioned before that it's a must to persevere and that nothing worth doing is ever easy, however, sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where it is simply time to drop a particular pursuit. Perhaps you've learned a lesson that needed to be learned and it is time to let go. That doesn't mean failure, it means learning and growing on the road to success.