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5 Reasons You Are Not As Successful As You Could Be

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5 Reasons You are Not as Successful as You Could Be

When it comes to reaching a goal or a certain status of achievement, there is one thing for sure, you can always continue to reach for more and be more successful.

So many people have graduated from College, or started working and forgot what it meant to improve and grow. They lost the hunger and drive they once had for knowledge. The knowledge that they needed to get to the point where they are in their lives now.

They now have enough income to support their current lives through their job or business, and now they are complacent. This is detrimental to any future achievements you could accomplish but won’t. This is just one of the reasons you are not as successful as you could be.

Here are the 5 reasons you may not be at the level of achievement you could be:

 

1. You are disconnected with who you are

One of the reasons people are not at the level of success and achievement they could potentially be at is because they do not know who they truly are. They have followed a job or started a business for the financial gains, and not for the fulfillment and joy that it brings. When you follow money, you will do things you don’t want to do for the sake of money.

This will become a vicious cycle where you put time and effort into doing things only to make money and you will one day get tired of it. That day will come when you have just enough money to sustain your current living arrangements. When you find out who you are and what truly brings fulfillment into your life, you follow the things you enjoy.

When you follow things that bring fulfillment into your life, you never feel the urge to quit because you enjoy doing them. In the book, Mastery by Robert Greene, he states that “when you follow what excites you, you have more incentive to master your craft. Once you master it, you will see things that no one else can see. This will bring a form of genius inside of you that will make you successful beyond belief”.

 

2. Your success has hindered you

Most times, when people reach a certain level of income or success, they become complacent. They have enough to sustain themselves and they don’t feel the need to grow anymore. They go through their daily routine of going to work and coming home to watch t.v. until the next day.

Or, they have a business that has reached a certain level of income and they never keep growing and expanding. Well there is a saying, if you are not growing, you’re dying. Growth and progress is the foundation to happiness and success, and you can never grow enough.

 

3. Your limiting belief system

Your belief system plays a big part in what you can and will accomplish. If you believe that you can do something, then your actions will portray enthusiasm and confidence. This will open up many doors leading to more success because you have the right mindset.

When you have the right mindset and belief system, you strive to accomplish more. If you lack belief within yourself, you can never accomplish more than you already have.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful nor happy.” – Norman Peale

4. You are trapped in society’s paradigm

When you have no purpose for why you do what you do, you usually just follow the social norms. You become trapped in society’s paradigm and follow what everyone else is doing. You can never be more successful and do more than what has already been done when you follow in someone else’s footsteps.

You are told to go to school, get a degree, and get a good job that may not coincide with your purpose in life. In order to break free of this trap, you must find your own purpose and pursue it. This will give you the opportunity to be more successful than you can imagine. It can be hard to break free of the social norm.

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you truly are.”- E.E. Cummings

5. Your work habit

Your work ethic plays a big part in how successful you become. With a moderate work ethic, you achieve moderate success. The level of achievement that you obtain is directly correlated to the amount of work that you put in and the sacrifices that you are willing to make. The most successful people in the world are willing to do more than anyone else. That’s why they are so successful.

 

These 5 things can help you change your mindset! Which one do you like the most? Which one would you add to this list?

Lawrence Berry is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, speaker, and the founder of Dreams Are 4 Real. As a graduate from Michigan State University, for the past 4 years he has dedicated his life to personal development, studying what it takes to become successful, understanding psychology, and how to stay motivated in order to achieve anything in life. He most certainly has a passion for reaching his full potential, and wants to inspire others to do the same. You can email him here: Lawrenceb07@ymail.com

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But it’s hard pursuing happiness. After all, life is full of frustration and can put a stopper to our feel-good days.

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The worries previously weighing on my mind are suddenly lifted, and I feel an indescribable sense of joy.

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In fact, it might be a disaster in the making. All that stress and anxiety bottled up without an outlet—the outcome is obvious.

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I embrace everything with open arms. Even when I have a rainy day, I don’t let it ruin my momentum.

Regardless of what happens, a simple smile can brighten my day; and best yet, it’s completely free.

At some point, everyone can have a stressful day and feel burned out. So put up a smile. Even if you’re not a positive person, take a firm stance against negativity. Your daily life will surely burst with joy.

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People who aren’t attached to their work will find difficulty achieving happiness. They live in a gray and stale world devoid of positivity.

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I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives. Combining my interest in business and self-improvement, I pursued my passion for blogging. And I can’t be any happier about it.

Everyone needs something that keeps their life meaningful. It can be a source of light that helps us walk in the right direction.

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