10 Reasons You’re Not A Success, Yet.

head-in-handsWe don’t really do New Year’s resolution here at TVS. The cold, grey, wet months of January  never seem like the best time to stop eating or start exercising; we leave that ’til the light mornings and warmer days of Spring.

We do, though, like the fresh start that a new year offers, the dig in the ribs it gives us to consider how we might do things better. This list got us thinking…


10 Reasons Your Not A Success, Yet.

  1. You’re not working as hard as you think you are. Success takes actual hard work, that means being highly productive and cutting out the time-wasting.
  2. You aren’t willing to take risks. You can’t be successful unless you take some risks; change job, invest money or time or simply speak up and share your ideas.
  3. You give up when things get hard. What really distinguishes the successful is their ability to overcome obstacles; to ignore them, go round/over them or just remove them. Obstacles are part of the process, they’ll always be there, so use them to learn, improve and move forward.
  4. You think you’ve already failed. Some people are beaten before they begin. according to Henry Ford, ‘Whether you believe you can or can’t, you’re right’. No-one succeeds by just going through the motions, you must keep believing your goal is really possible.
  5. You aren’t trying anything new. Sticking with the same old routines won’t bring in the new ideas and opportunities needed for success. Break out of your comfort zone, look for little ways of changing things; go somewhere new, meet with new people, experiment with doing things differently at work.
  6. You aren’t educating yourself. Keep learning; being better informed than your competition will always be an advantage. With all the content available online today, there’s really no excuse for not continually improving your knowledge.
  7. You haven’t set any goals. Setting goals is a great motivator; they focus your actions, help in monitoring progress and provide a sense of achievement when they’re reached. (Think about creating SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time sensitive.)
  8. You haven’t learned from your mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Don’t ignore them or dwell on them. Learn from them and apply the lessons as you move forward.
  9. You don’t accept help. Few people become successful by themselves. Be open to asking for and accepting help from other people. Seek out experts. You’ll be glad you did.
  10. You’re sabotaging yourself. Some people are afraid of, or intimidated by, success, they don’t know how they’d handle themselves if things work out, so they subconsciously sabotage themselves. Be wary of this, remind yourself that success is a good thing – and when it happens you’ll deserve it!

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