How to Be Successful – Business, Family, Relationships, Life

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This blog post or article can also be called: Why You’re a Failure and You’ll Never Achieve Anything

Everything worth having doesn’t come easy.

That quote sums it up. You want to make a few hundred thousand dollars a year, buy your dream car, or even buy your dream house. But you’re pretty much sitting on your couch with your feet up, eating chips and popcorn, and watching TV. There’s no wonder why you’re not achieving your goals. Here are a few reasons we came up with as to why you might be a failure and why you’ll possibly never achieve your goals.

 

1. Laziness

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Credits: heathergunn

Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Bugatti. “I just want one of those.” We don’t blame you for wanting a nice car but you’re going to have to work for it. Sitting on the couch, watching TV and hoping you will win the lottery someday is not going to get you anywhere close to owning a super car. Yes, maybe if you did win the lottery but what are the chances? We’ll let The Wall Street Journal illustrate that for you. There are many types of laziness. For example, you might be lazy to get a cup of water for when you’re working even though that cup of water can help your productivity.

What about even going to work? “I’ll just use a vacation day today so I can get a few minutes of sleep.” is what a lot of people think. Instead, you should be telling yourself this, “I’m going to sacrifice a few minutes of my sleep so I can make money!” It might be easy to tell yourself that right now but trust us, even we struggle with it when the time comes. The best way to fix this is to go to bed early. Many people go to bed at around 9pm or 10pm. That way, you’ll have all the energy you need in the morning for when you have to wake up at 5am – 8am.

Even if you come home from work, it’s best to do something productive. Watching TV or playing video games can reduce stress, which is a very good thing, but there are also many other activities that releases stress, like going on a run. That way, you’re being healthy, you’re going to be more productive the next time you work, and you’ll end up looking fit.

 

2. Stubborn

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We’re all stubborn but some people may be more stubborn than others. It could definitely be a good thing and it could also be a bad thing. An advice we can give is to loosen up. Don’t be so stubborn. Being stubborn all the time can hurt you and others around you.  Yes, having a strong willed mind and attitude can help you achieve many things in life but you also have to be open up to the world and what others have to say to you.

Here’s a real life example:

Mike was an entrepreneur and was very stubborn. He wanted to do business with big companies like Macy’s, Sears, and other big department stores but he was very stubborn. He was a guy trying to sell table cloths and make a living from it. The problem is that Mike liked to do things his way. He also had a friend that was in the same business as he was. His very close friend, Jerry, who had sold to many department stores and he was making seven figures a year on revenue. Not only did Jerry make a lot of money but he also made it big. He owns one of the most well-known products in this world. Since Jerry was already big in this world and make just started out, he gave some advice to Mike. His advice was to start small. Don’t aim for the big department stores yet. Aim for smaller stores like the shops that you see in your town. Mike took his advice and eventually, big department stores all wanted his product on their shelves.

Just a small example of opening up to advice from those that know better. Get rid of, “It’s my way or the highway.” This can be applied to many things in life such as sales, marketing, or even hobbies such as golf. Knowing when to be stubborn and stand still on your decisions and knowing when to open up to advice is one of the most important things in being successful.

 

3. Passion

You must have goals and a passion of what you’re doing. If you love to work with animals, do work with animals. If you don’t like to work angry customers, retail might not be the right thing for you. Find your passion. Always pursue your passion. Do what you love. It’s what most people say and it’s so true. Matter of fact, having passion in what you do is so important we’ll let Steve Jobs explain.

If you don’t know what you love doing, we would suggest you to go and find it. You might want to start with your hobbies. For example, if you love cars and have a passion for cars, you might want to explore being an auto mechanic. There are so many jobs in this world. Find your passion and find what you love and pursue you dreams.

 

4. Associate yourself with the right people

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Credits: Aidan Meyer

Whether it’s friends or just people you hang with, make sure you’re with the right people. If you’re always hanging with people that are just laid back and aren’t very productive, you might lose your fuel for what you’re trying to achieve. For example, if you’re trying to start a business, talk to people with business experience. Find some mentors and make good friends. Try to find people that could help you with your business. You never know, those people can become your business partner!

A few ways to find people to associate with is meet ups and online groups. You can join a Facebook group or join Meetup. From there, you can talk to people and share past experiences and what to do and what not to do. There are many people out there so make sure to choose the right people to allow in your life.

 

5. You’re scared

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Credits: Blake Lisk

Being scared is not wrong and it’s not a bad thing. Matter of fact, everyone is scared of at least one thing in their life. Being scared of something can be bad if you let it control your life and what you do. When we go out for meetings, there a lot of things that scare us. For example, what if this new feature doesn’t work or what if people get mad at us for releasing this new feature? Don’t be afraid, you won’t know until it actually happens. Yes, you can sometimes predict what is going to happen but you will almost never know for sure. A lot people we know may also say, “I’m not going to apply for that job because I’m scared I won’t get it.” That’s not a good way to even start your carrier. You want to be confident in the things you do. The mindset you want to have is, “I will get that job. If I don’t no worries because I can always try again next time.” You can at the least hope that you will get the job. This world will try its best to scare you and bring you down. It’s your job to be confident and to excel in life.

Well, we guess we said all of that to say this:

Take chances and don’t be afraid of failure. We will all fail at least once in the things we do but keep your head up and keep flying higher and higher.

 

 

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Credits: Gerd Altmann

It’s your chance to be successful. You know the ways and you have the tools. Make the best of everything, chase after your dreams, and achieve your goals.

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