7 Things That You Should Not Do If You Want To Be Successful
When we talk about being successful, the first thing that most people will ask is what we need to do in order to be successful. There are many reasons why people become successful, and we just can’t mimic and replicate them all.
How can you replicate someone’s personality? You can adopt their successful mindset, but you just can’t be exactly like them. And in fact, you don’t have to be like them. All you need to do is to avoid making these 7 things. And the rest, is totally up to you to explore your own style to achieve the success you want…
1. Putting Things off
The first thing you should learn not to do in order to be successful is not to put things off. Procrastination is the number killer for all the great dreams out there. There are tons and tons of people with big and exciting dreams, but because of procrastination, they put off taking action and end up their dreams remain dreams.
Taking action is the bridge connecting your dreams and the reality. If you are not doing anything at all to move forward toward what you want, it will be impossible for you to accomplish outstanding success in life. Successful people are always active and are always moving toward what they want in life.
It does not matter whether what you want to achieve in life, as long as you take action and move toward the direction you want, you will eventually end up at the destination you want. So don’t put things off and get rid of procrastination today.
2. Fear Of Failure And Success
The fear of failure and success seem like the biggest fears that are stopping most people from moving forward in their lives. Some are afraid that what if they tried and they fail? While others are afraid what if they succeed and they can’t cope with it? If you are afraid to fail or to succeed, you will never get the success you want in life.
Your fear will stop you and paralyze you. They will make you doubt yourself and ponder if what you are doing is really worth the effort. Successful people are never afraid to try new things and to fail. They treat it like a game. If they fail, it is okay. They will be just fine and they can always stat again with new experience.
And what if they succeed and can’t cope with it? Well, it does not matter. You can learn how to deal with it and you can even hire someone to manage it for you. Failure is not as scary as you imagine. You have to dare to lose sight of the land if you want to discover the new ocean.
3. Get Comfortable And Stay Stagnant
If you are feeling comfortable with your life and business right now, you are in danger. Never stay in your comfort zone. If you stay in your comfort zone, it simply means that you are not improving and are not innovating. Successful people will never let this happen to them and they will never do this.
Look at companies such as Motorola and Nokia, where do they stand today? If you did not innovate fast enough, you will become obsolete because your competitor will make your business redundant. It is either you grow, or you start dying. There’s no such thing as staying the same.
Time changes and things will evolve all the time. You and your business need to keep on improving to grow. So venture outside of your comfort zone. What do you want to do but are afraid of? Just do it.
4. Do It Plainly For Money
Most successful people are not doing it for the money. Just like what Larry Page from Google has to say, “If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” Great people do it because they have intense passion for it and they believe in providing better products and services to the world.
Warren Buffett is already a billionaire, but he still continues to invest. Superstar athletes such as Kobe Bryan, Lin Dan, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, etc, are all rich and successful in their sports career, but why are they still training almost every day to improve and to win more matches?
The reason is because these great people love what they do and they treat it as their play. Robin Sharma said is so well, “The ordinary are paid to do their work. The extraordinary are paid to master their craft.” So don’t do it for money, do it for yourself.
5. Give Up
No matter what happen, you should not give up or quit. The moment you give up, you will waste all the effort that you have poured in before. Remember this, a winner will never quit and a quitter will never win. And as long as you did not give up, you will never fail.
If you have failed to produce the result you desire, what should you do? Quit? Of course not. You should treat the failure as an experience and feedback. Learn from the setback and improve on your strategy and then go all out to do it again. This is what successful people would do and this is why they are successful, because they keep improving and upgrading their strategies and then try again.
Read the biographies of successful people and you will understand that every single one of them goes through a lot of setbacks in their lives. They conquered a lot of failures, overcome adversities and most importantly, they never give up on their dreams. So never ever give up.
6. Not Believing In Your Dreams And Yourself
Do you seriously believe that you can achieve your dreams and reach all your goals? If you seriously believe in something, you will tap into your full potential to achieve it. And when you don’t believe in something, you will never even try to do it.
For example, when you believe that there is a possibility to win the lottery, you will buy the tickets. However, when you don’t believe in it, you will never bother to buy a ticket. It is same in business and in life. You need to believe in yourself and your dreams. If you don’t believe, who else would?
Therefore, believe in yourself that your dream is possible. Do what is necessary because there is a possibility to achieve success when you do it. If you don’t do it, it is 100% guaranteed that you will never going to achieve it.
7. Wasting Time And Life
What did you do most of the time and what did you think about most of the time? Do you spend time thinking about what to eat, what to do at night, what to dinner, where to have fun, what movie to watch or which game to play, you are wasting your time and hence, your life.
Successful people spend most of their time into things that will help them in achieving what they want. Such as thinking about how to do things better, planning for their day, reading books to increase their knowledge, find ways to innovate their business, etc.
I’m not saying that you should not think about what to eat or what to do. It is just that ordinary people will think and do things that are unproductive almost all the time. They spend very minimal time or close none into things that are productive. On the other hand, extraordinary people do it totally differently. They spend more time to think and to do productive things, and only minimal or close to none into unproductive things.
These are the 7 things that you should not do if you want to be successful. Great people always do the right thing and avoid doing the wrong thing. You can be the same and achieve your outstanding goals and dreams in life.
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