Everyone wants to be successful. It is something we all wish for. We want to achieve mind-blowing success. However, the road to success is not so easy. And the funniest part is, you are the one to determine whether you become successful or not.
You have the keys to success in your hands. Truthfully, if the key to your success is in your hand, why are you not successful yet? Well, it is because you are the biggest enemy to your success, shocked?
You are in control of whatever happens to you. However, inside you, seven elements keep you from becoming successful. Here are the 7 elements that are keeping you from becoming successful.
Complacency is a state of smugness. The feeling of very powerful self-satisfaction. Yes! There are times when you have put in all your effort to do one thing or another. With the great efforts you have put into your work, it is normal for you to feel magnified, praise yourself, and be satisfied with what you have done.
Complacency comes in when you are overly satisfied with what you have done. Sincerely, you have put so much work and effort into what you do that you won’t feel good if someone condemns all of your hard work and efforts.
This is where most people make mistakes. Instead of listening to the faults, we tend to ignore what people say. Why? You are amazed at the work you have done all by yourself. You feel so satisfied that you don’t want to change it or listen to advice.
And do you know what complacency brings? Complacency brings in pride, laziness, stagnancy, overconfidence, and procrastination. If you are wrong, admit that you are, ask people for advice, and always be ready to learn. Have a growth mindset instead of a fixed one.
2. Low self-esteem:
How do you perceive yourself? Do you feel you are worthless? Well, low self-esteem is one of your biggest enemies, right? Well, low self-esteem is one of your biggest enemies. However, you wield the power of self-esteem, and that’s why you are the controller of your success.
Low self-esteem holds a very strong power, which is “underestimation”, You keep underestimating yourself, which will make you lose your self-worth. What do you think happens when you lose your self-worth? One, you lose your confidence; two, you lose your self-respect; and lastly, you tap into the world of negativity.
Love yourself first! Why are you underestimating your great self? So many people have unbelievable potential, but they are just there underestimating themselves, destroying their self-confidence, while time is flying.
Always love God and love yourself. If you love God, loving yourself will even be easier. Because the love of God brings indescribable joy and delight. This is from the perspective of a child of God.
You are a great person; know that! Nothing can shake you. One secret is this: If you don’t condemn yourself, no one on earth can condemn you. So, never condemn yourself. Never limit your potential by yourself. You are limitless and ever-going.
3. Pride (ego):
Pride has left billions of people in the world with bitter regrets. If you cannot subject yourself to others, you may not be able to go far in life. Even if you succeed by chance, the end will still be filled with massive regrets.
Be humble; pride is one of the worst enemies of success. Some people have the mindset that they can’t learn from someone younger than them, even if they are in the same place of work or do the same thing.
Many people feel they are too big to ask for help. They feel they are too big to learn. If you don’t know anything, ask someone who does. Don’t feel too big to ask, and always be ready to face and accommodate disrespect.
Go and learn from the most successful men and women in the world and see how much disrespect they have faced. But look at where they are now.
You need skills to succeed, which simply means you have to learn them; and to learn new skills, you need to put in a lot of effort and work. But how do you serve? You serve with respect and ultimate submission.
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton
We all have our comfort zones. Most times, humans become too satisfied with their comfort zone, and that’s why it has become so tough for them to get out of that place of comfort.
Your comfort zone could be movies, your favorite celebrity, social media, games, friends, doing nothing, and so on. What is your comfort zone? Until you make Godliness, difficult work, commitment, clever thinking, and patience your comfort zones, fulfillment may be unachievable for you.
One creepy thing that lights up our laziness is pleasure. The feeling of pleasing what our flesh wants. Though it could appear that you’re pleasing yourself, deep down, you’re losing some time. What do you waste your time on?
Is it social media? Gaming? Watching movies? Instead of wasting some time pleasing yourself, you need to maximize some time doing things that matter so that they will improve your future.
Procrastination is what has made many miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is likewise certainly considered one of the largest enemies to your fulfillment. However, don’t overlook how you wield the strength of procrastination with your own help.
Procrastination and laziness are like twins; they go hand in hand, collectively, always. When you live too connected in your consolation zone, procrastination kicks in, making you do nothing but waste time.
The most useful thing about putting things off is that it can help you get more done. If you had been to finish an task within the subsequent four hours, procrastinating could make it 10 hours long.
6. Fear and shortage of self-belief
These are also like twins! Without worry, how will you lack self-belief? Well, worry is what makes us lack self-belief. The worry of speaking up for yourself, displaying your talents, and worrying about failing
This is likewise certainly considered one of your best enemies. Fear has made a number of humans lose their dreams. And don’t overlook that loss of self-belief cannot and in no way exists without the worry element.
Build your self-belief and allow worry to disappear. Want to believe overnight? Then believe in God. If you’ve got super self-belief in God, nothing may be capable of shaking you.
7. Negative Society:
A terrible environment and terrible humans are what we call a bad society. Sometimes we don’t even dream of accomplishing fulfillment due to the sort of humans we mingle with and the society we’re in.