What Are You Doing Wrong in Your Attempt to Build a Successful Life?
We all make mistakes. Every day, week or month.
But, it can be very frustrating when these mistakes are happening over and over again, and preventing your life improvement. As much as you try, no matter the tactics you use, you just can’t seem to build a successful life.
That sounds familiar?
I’ve talked to many entrepreneurs, and they have all admitted their mistakes. Some have made bigger, and some smaller mistakes, but they have all made them, just like you.
Luckily, they were able to learn from their mistakes. I will share their experience with you today.
I want to prevent your failure once and for all.
If you want to build a successful life, you have to change something.
People are lazy. They are not willing to make changes. They just want to enjoy in what they have.
Don’t be one of them, because you can do better. The difference between successful and unsuccessful people, lies in the willingness to make changes. If you want to be better, you need to start working harder.
You’re just a few steps away from the successful life!
They all deserve to be where they are. They’ve invested a lot of effort, they have gained a lot of knowledge, and promoted themselves, so they are now enjoying in the fruits of their work.
Do you know what’s great? You can become a part of them, a lot easier than you think.
They are as well just people who have made mistakes, and who have spent month, years building their successful life.
The line between success and failure is very thin. You need to work harder, smarter, and be more consistent, in order to cross that line.
What do you think, why do you keep making mistakes in your attempts to become successful?
Is it the timing, the circumstances, the lack of motivation, the people you’re surrounded with? Don’t waste your time on thinking about it.
Successful entrepreneurs, have shared with me a few problems, due to which they have made mistakes in their attempts to build a successful life. It is time you discover the problems that are impeding your success:
You don’t know how to achieve success
Have you ever wondered, how to live your dreams?
If you have, you came to the conclusion that, you need to learn something more, in order to get one scale higher. But all the facts you’ve studied, all the books you’ve read, all the articles you’ve absorbed, still haven’t helped you to get that one scale higher?
Don’t worry, it’s all part of the process.
I’ve recently talked with my friends about college, and the knowledge you can obtain there. Is that enough for you to become successful? We came to the conclusion that you can learn many facts, but the problem will always be the lack of practice.
You should maybe consider getting a mentor who will get you on the right track. Those who have succeeded have been through that process, and they can certainly tell you how to cross the road from failure to success with no unneeded damage. Nevertheless, it is all up to you in the end.
Among 1000 different ways, the important thing is, to find that one that will be successful. But if you really try all the 1000 ways, the question is, will the way 1001 pay off.
Sometimes, it is better to hire someone experienced to help you. That will speed up your progress, and give you fast results, which is great for your further motivation.
Your mind keeps telling you, you can’t do it
A common trap, that causes problems to many people is the lack of self confidence. Many think that success is something that happens overnight, so after things don’t turn out they way, they have expected, they are faced with the loss of confidence. I can assure you that success requires time and effort.
If the question: Can I build a successful life, came up in your head, it is time for you to remember why you started it all in the first place.
Millions of people around the world are living the lives of their dreams, and enjoying their lives to the fullest. They were also beginners once. Anyone who has succeeded in any field, was once a beginner.
Our strength lies in our brain. We can do what our brain thinks we can. It is time you start training your brain.
You need to convince it that you can do anything you want. When you become confident, every following step will be easier to achieve.
You think you know it all
I can assure you that you’re far more competent in your field of expertise than 90% of the population, at the moment. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you’re the best.
You’ll never be the best, because there will always be someone who knows more, who will be better at something, or who will come up with something far more original.
It is not a sin to confess that you’re not good at something. The problem starts when you become convinced that you know it all. You are then being faced with a great disproportion between what you really know, and what you think you know. A thing like that is leading you towards a disaster.
If you are the smartest one in your company, it is time you change the company.
A great saying which simply emphasizes the importance of a constant work on ourselves, and our knowledge.
The time is getting the best of us, the world is changing, you have the opportunity to learn something new every day. Become a member of a community in which you won’t be the smartest, so you could get the chance to learn from the best.
You’re wasting your time on nonsense
Have you ever heard of 80/20 rule? It is a concept that has been confirmed by many entrepreneurs, and it talks about how those 80% of income, are actually coming form those 20% of the clients. Although the concept is being used in business very often, it has been confirmed in many other aspects of life as well.
The thing is simple – the time goes by inexorably. That’s why we should use it the best we can. Many things will become attractive when you start living the adventure called a successful life, but that kind of life hides many traps as well.
At the beginning, you will be spending 80% of your time on not so necessary things. The problem is, you don’t know which are the things that will lead you towards a successful life.
After you’ve analysed the situation, you’ll be able to exclude some things from your everyday life. Step by step, you will be approaching the 80/20 rule, which will drastically improve your efficiency. When you get to that stage, you’ll start spending the 80% of your time, on those 20% of the people who are making your life better.
You don’t exactly know what you want
I believe you really like the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur one day. There’s nothing wrong with that, I find it truly appealing as well.
But, have you ever wondered which are the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur? Do you know what the life of a businessman brings? How much time will you be spending on papers related to business, and how much will you actually be enjoying life?
Most of us are very pliable. When we see a great thing, we want to have it right away. We’re not even sure how we’re going to use it, or how will it improve our life. We’ re buying new cellphones, TVs, and cars regularly. Do we really enjoy in all that stuff?
Although you want to have a successful life, I’m sure you’re not exactly certain what your wishes are. When getting into something, you need to be aware of the positive and the negative effects of that venture. If you don’t exactly know what you want, how can you have faith in your progress.
Without a clear vision of your future life, you’ll be stuck in the dark. Your life won’t become more successful, because you don’t even know where you should go. First of all, create a good quality plan, of where you want to work in 5, 10, 20 years.
You’re not working hard enough
Being successful is not a simple task, not at all.
C. Ronaldo spends multiple hours training on a daily basis, so he could have such a great body, and be one of the best football players in the world. Zuckerberg is creating his ideas for the most popular social network day and night, all that so he could keep it on such an enviable position. J. K. Rowling writes tens of thousands of words, so her books could be some of the best selling books in the world.
Success is built on effort, knowledge, consistency, passion and perseverance. If you don’t have that, you can say good bye to your successful life.
If you can’t see any positive progress when it comes to your project, there are three logical explanations:
- you don’t have enough knowledge, so you’re wasting your time on wrong things
- you’re not working hard enough; Remember, success won’t come on its own
- your project needs more time to succeed
Positive progress starts happening when your project becomes your top priority, when you decide to devote all of your time to it. In order to achieve successful life, you’ll work hard, you’ll spend a lot of time, and you’ll have to learn a bunch of new things. But all the things that start happening once you achieve it, are worth the effort.
You don’t want to learn new things
The worst thing you can do on the path towards the realization of your dreams, is not be ready for a constant learning. Life is one big school, and it requires our everyday effort of searching and finding new ideas.
I’m serious, not being ready to learn, can be a great problem. Your success ultimately depends on you and your knowledge. The saying: The more you know, the more you’re worth is not in vain.
You can learn something new, and make a new step on a daily basis.
When you lose all you have, your knowledge is still yours. A person who knows a lot, doesn’t have to worry about her future, there will always be room for her among the the elite. Build your dreams on knowledge.
You’re not creating enough ideas
Successful entrepreneurs, are creating new ideas on a daily basis, and they are turning only the best ones into reality, the ones that are doomed to success.
People often come to me with a question “how important innovation is, when talking about business success“. All I can say is: Extremely important.
The world is changing extremely fast nowadays. All the things that were popular yesterday, today are already out of date, because there’s always someone offering something better, more creative, more original.
If you look around, you’ll understand the importance of innovation. In the last few years, many big companies have reached their final days. It is because they didn’t want to follow the trends, they didn’t want to accept innovations, they were convinced that their way of doing business is the best way.
To base your success on the ”old fame” is not a good recipe. Your idea can always be better, more concrete, and more advanced. Aim towards innovation, because by doing that you’re aiming towards success.
You are surrounded by the wrong people
Young entrepreneurs have one big problem – it seems like the whole world has pounced on them. Numerous critiques, mockery, and suspicious glances. It is very hard to be creative in such an environment, it is hard to produce something great, and create something the world hasn’t seen yet.
If you’re trying to create something different, if you’re trying to be different, you need to be ready for the criticism of your community. They just can’t seem to understand your intentions, they don’t understand your way of thinking, your way of life.
Don’t let your big dreams fade away due to their humble way of thinking.
Your ideas are great, your dreams can come true, and don’t ever give up on your dream life. Live your dreams!
You have to learn how to deal with the criticism of other people, because such people will always be present. You need to block the negative energy, and allow yourself to keep going towards successful life.
You’re not reading enough
Books are great. There’s so much creativity, knowledge, and ideas hidden inside of them. If you want to improve any aspect of your life, books are a great source of knowledge. They are giving you the opportunity to look at the world from a different point of view.
Nowadays, people often change books for TV. Unfortunately, the TV content, is nowhere near the content of the books, in my opinion. Books have a soul, they are telling the words of the author, thus creating a much more pleasant feeling.
I think it is the right time for you to leave the TV aside, and start reading books. Although you probably haven’t held a book in your hands for a while, it doesn’t mean you’re rusty. One, two, three books, and you’ll love reading again.
Your aspiration towards a successful life, can be substantiated by different books. But for you, I have singled out the best ones, in the article – Best books to read to become successful.
Are these advice a warranty of a successful life?
I gave you a few most common advice, mentioned by the successful businessmen in the conversations with me. If they have followed those advice, and succeeded, I don’t see why you couldn’t do the same thing.
Nevertheless, we are all unique, and we are all building our success in different ways. There’s no unique recipe for achieving success, but there are rules that can get you one step closer to your goal.
Before you close this article, you have to ask yourself, what is it that you really want in life? What are your goals, and where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years? Write it in the comments below, and I might be able to help you get where you want faster.
Successful life has it positive and negative aspects. The number of positive aspects, will start increasing along with your growth and your approach to the life of your dreams.
Don’t let your life pass by you, while your busy planning to do something, start today instead, and achieve your goal. If you want it bad, you’ll surely achieve it.