13 Harsh Reasons Why You Are Nowhere Near Success by Joel Brown

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Here are 13 harsh, yet truthful indicators as to why you are nowhere near success at this very point in time.

You procrastinate
Actions speak louder than words, the longer you leave something as just a thought someone else out there is taking action and achieving YOUR dreams, only problem with that is, you will never feel what it’s like to achieve success because someone came along and took the rug from underneath your lazy ass.

 

You forget that you are mortal
No one lives forever, time is of the essence and every minute that passes you by is another chance gone to make your dreams come true.

 

You listen to others stupid advice
“That’s too hard”, “that won’t work”, “you’re too young”, “you’re too old”. All of that advice is bullsh!t. If everyone listened to the negative advice of others, no one and no thing would really progress in this world.

 

You are in a bad place
You need to position yourself in an environment where you can be stress free, creative and surrounded by positive people. Your environment is very important, it can influence the way you think, feel and see things.

 

You dont have a strong enough belief
You need to believe in your dream. It has to be as real as you can make it. If you believe it, you can conceive it and achieve it. The mind and body is an incredible machine, why waste it on the easy and average things in life.

 

Your motivation is not compelling enough
Why do you want to be successful? Paint a vivid picture in your head of why you deserve to be successful, why you? How are things going to look once you achieve your dreams? This picture needs to be so motivating that it will inspire you to do anything to reach your dreams.

 

Your crew sucks!
The great motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. As humans we learn through repetitious info and the influence of others. We unconsciously learn a lot of things from one another and are affected by our closest of friends and family members. This been said, make sure whoever is in your circle is of good benefit towards your growth, whether it be financially, spiritually, physically or mentally. Don’t be afraid to cut off those who will only drag you down.

 

You haven’t learned how much regret can really be a bummer!
You never want to be the one who said “I wish I did this” or “I wish I did that”. The one emotion you don’t ever want in life is regret. NOW has never been a better time to work towards your success.

 

You are a part time player
You only work towards your goals when it is really convenient for you, or when you have nothing else to do. You look forward to your weekends so you can go out and party instead of using some of that time to work towards your dreams. Balance is good (don’t get me wrong), because you SHOULD take a break from time to time,  but if you live for the weekend, every week, then your plan to be successful is most definitely broken.

 

You have not set any reminders
Everyone needs a reminder or a wake up call. Set goals, an inspirational wallpaper on your phone, revise a collection of top quotes, tell your partner or best friend about your dream and make it a daily ritual to remind yourself of what you are truly capable of and what you are working towards.

 

You think you have arrived already
You cannot afford to settle and stay complacent if you want to achieve success, there is always room to grow, there is ALWAYS more good that we can do in this world. Keep moving, keep winning.

 

You are not persistent enough
You hit a bump and you gave up. It’s just a hurdle, so pick yourself up and TRY AGAIN! Studies show that the most successful people in life are passionate and overly persistent in reaching their goals and dreams. You could be inches away from success. Never give up.

 

You forgot to be happy
What is all the fame and fortune worth if you are not happy? See, we grow up believing success leads to happiness, when in actual fact our brains work in exactly the opposite order. Everyone’s view of what success means to them will be different, but at the end of the day if you are not happy with your achievements, the people around you or the journey itself then you should re-evaluate the direction you are headed in and adjust your plan accordingly. Your journey may be a while on the road to success, so why not enjoy the view along the way.

 

Check out Joel Brown’s website here.

About Joel Brown

How Joel Started As always for EJ podcast interviews I asked my guest to explain his early days, what he did before he started his blog and what led him to the blogging path. I was particularly curious to learn how Joel has reached such incredible amounts of people going after a market that is already very competitive. It’s pretty clear that social media was the kickstart for his blog (in particular Twitter), which then helped his blog gain top rankings in Google, bringing in consistent traffic.
http://addicted2success.com

 

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