Succeeding in life is not easy, but often, we are our own greatest enemy and stumbling block. A key characteristic of successful people is that they are continuously doing things and taking actions that will enable them accomplish important goals, and doing the same will work for you. Here are 4 powerful enemies that can stop you from succeeding in life:
SUCCESS ENEMY #1: MINDLESS REPETITION
Many of us get into the habit of thinking and doing the same things the same way and yet expect a different result. This is known as insanity. The quality of the output is always hinged on the input. Many times, we continue to do things out of habit even when those things don’t work anymore. This is not smart. People resist moving out of their comfort zones, but no progress is possible if you keep doing the same things in the same way.
SUCCESS ENEMY #2: SELF-DOUBT
Many people are full of self-doubt. They feel like victims, as if they are overwhelmed by their situation and there is nothing that they can do about it. Such individuals use the words, “I can’t” over and over, which is a way of saying that they don’t see any way forward in their situation. But there is always a way forward. Always. Once there’s a will, there will be a way. Avoid seeing yourself as a victim or incapable of handling the challenges that come your way.
SUCCESS ENEMY #3: IMPATIENCE
Many people become their own stumbling block to success when they focus on short cuts to achieving their goals without considering the long term implications of their behaviours. The fact is that almost all successful people have an enormous amount of self-discipline and the ability to make themselves do the things that are hard and important rather than the tendency to slip into doing the things that are fun and easy.
SUCCESS ENEMY #4: IGNORANCE
We are always limited by what we know. We live in a fast-changing world, and it is only the men and women who are continually improving themselves and their knowledge base that have an edge in our modern world. Though we are all born ignorant, remaining ignorant is strictly a matter of choice. The individual who is too lazy to develop a learning culture has limited his/her chances of succeeding in life, and that individual has no one to blame.