So what does it really take to reach success? Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. Depending on who you ask, success means different things. If you were to ask me, I’d say it means having improved lives with many gifts. If you were to ask an entertainer, he or she might say it involves reaching the highest peak of their career. The first step in achieving success is often deciding what it means to you.
But whatever your version of success is, it can be really annoying and frustrating—when day after day, things are not working out for you. There are thousand of books, articles, videos, interviews out there, dedicated to teach you to be successful and yet with all this incredible information available at little to no cost, so many of us continue to live in mediocrity and will never taste success before we hit the grave.
Fortunately there are signals Life gives to let you know you are on the road to constant failure. By acknowledging them and making the necessary changes, you will increase the odds of obtaining success.
Check out these 12 reasons why you will not make the cut to become successful
1. You have dreams (great) but your set goals are not so great
You often imagine a more desirable version of your life, but instead of working towards making that vision a reality, you settle for present circumstances. You complain often, but change little. You say you want certain things but you do nothing to obtain them. You wish for your life to get better but you make no commitment to improve yourself or your circumstances.
Successful people are driven by clear and specific goals. Their goals are what guide their decisions and daily activities, and they rarely let a day pass by without doing something to bring them closer to achieving them. Their dreams aren’t something they sleep with at night; their dreams are something they wake up to.
2. You hang with losers and people who are going nowhere
Do you surround yourself with like-minded people? People who have your best interests in mind will want to talk to you about your bad habits and may even be able to provide constructive criticism. At work and on your days off, spending time with people who have a positive life outlook can be very inspiring. Jim Rohn, once said that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with- if you spend time with people who do not support or encourage your success, who have no goals, ambitions and no concrete plan to improve their life, Cut them lose.
Successful people know that the attitudes of the people around them are contagious so they intentionally surround themselves with powerful networks that empower them. They know they can’t afford to adopt the beliefs, thoughts and habits of mediocre people if they are going to continue to succeed.
3. You entertain yourself instead of educating yourself
Instead of spending your spare time investing in yourself to provide more value to your marketplace, you distract yourself with entertainments that add no real value to your life or your productivity. You live for the weekend. Thought of going to networking events in your industry, going to seminars to learn new skills and trends in your industry are foreign to you. It is harsh but “You will never smell success” if you don’t divert your attention.