Do you think you deserve more success than you currently have? Most people do. Instead of blaming bad luck or a lack of connections, take a look at this list of 13 reasons you are not as successful as you should be by business consultant and author Jim Kukral.
Success isn’t something that is handed to you. It is something you earn. And you earn it not just by working hard–lots of people work hard and don’t become successful–but by working hard at the right things. That means having goals and working toward them, believing that you can and will be successful, wanting it enough to do what you have to do and working through failure.
One thing I think is missing from Jim’s list may ultimately be the most important reason for not being successful: Not taking action. Although it is implied in a couple of the reasons (especially Analysis Paralysis) I think it is worth saying. Nothing happens until you take action.
Read through this list, ask yourself how you can improve your efforts in each of these areas, then get started on your path to success. Your first step on that path should be defining what success means to you. It might be earning $1 million dollars in a year, or it might be having the freedom to live the life you want to live–spending time with your kids, traveling, volunteering, whatever. Yes, money can give us more freedom to do the things we want to do, but you might be surprised how little money is needed for many lifestyle choices.
Set goals for yourself then take action to make them happen. That is how to be successful.
What do you think about Jim’s 13 reasons? Leave your comments below.
Jim Kukral’s 13 Reasons You Are Not as Successful as You Should Be:
- Analysis Paralysis
- Having No Goals
- Blaming “Them”
- Lack of “X” (Whatever “X’ is)
- Wasting Time
- Social B.S.
- Thinking Too Small
- Don’t Want It Enough
- Don’t Believe
Image copyright Jim Kukral. See his original post at JimKukral.com/13reasons