10 Reasons Some People Succeed and Others Don’t
August 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST | 5 min read
Have you ever wondered why some people succeed in so many areas in life, while others give up early on?
Why some people succeed and others do not
There are some major differences between these two groups, but the good news is that even if you’re not successful, you can do something about it today and turn things around.
Here are the main reasons why successful individuals achieve their goals, and how you can be more like them:
1. They have a vision
If you don’t have a direction, you’ll end up somewhere you don’t really want to be.
An end result is what you need to have in mind not only to be on the right track, but to also get a motivation boost every time you visualize it.
So think about the things you truly want in life.
Where do you see yourself a year from now?
What do you want to change about yourself and your current life so that you can get closer to that vision?
2. They stay consistent long enough
Consistency brings results, but you need to be patient and to be doing what you do long enough to see any progress.
It may not be visible in the beginning, you may not be making any money during the first few months after creating your business, you may not be losing any weight even though you’re dieting.
But change happens when you’ve put in enough effort and time.
Once it does, you’ll feel great about yourself and that sense of accomplishment will help you move forward.
So find ways to stay on track no matter what, don’t let distractions get in the way or other people discourage you.
Keep going and know you will succeed, it’s just a matter of time.
3. They change their environment.
Your environment must breed success if you don’t want to be ordinary but to achieve big things in life.
That means that you shouldn’t be surrounded by negative people, read information made for the masses, eat unhealthy food, or else.
All that affects your judgment, your energy levels, your health and success.
Make the necessary changes so that you can be inspired, positive and productive every single day.
Communicate with those with similar goals, read biographies of successful people, go to places that increase your energy, take care of your health.
All that matters and is part of the person you’re trying to become.
4. Successful people don’t listen to naysayers
There will be at least a few people in your surroundings that will tell you your goal is not worth pursuing, that what you’re doing is crazy, that your idea is impossible.
Your job is to ignore that and focus on your vision instead.
Any genius in history was considered crazy, every successful product and company seemed almost impossible to be built in the beginning.
But what’s behind every life-changing creation is a person that stayed true to his beliefs and didn’t listen to the crowd.
5. They learn from their mistakes and try again
Failure is part of the success formula, so it’s better to accept that sooner if you want to succeed.
Be open to mistakes and even welcome them in your life.
They are your greatest teachers and make you more experienced.
Just don’t give up and always try one more time.
6. They don’t make excuses
Those who don’t succeed can think of tens of excuses right now as to why today is not the right day to start a project, why it’s better to wait until they have more experience and knowledge, and why this may not be the right thing for them.
Excuses are only mental barriers, though.
You created them and can destroy them as easily.
7. Those who succeed are willing to go the extra mile
Average people do what they are expected to do, and nothing more.
That’s why they can never get to the next level.
But leaders prefer to work harder today so that they can be successful after some time.
They provide value with everything they do, work more hours, sleep less and dedicate more energy and focus than anyone else around them.
8. They learn new things all the time.
If you avoid learning new stuff, you’re lazy and only getting further from success.
But prosperous people, hard-working entrepreneurs, high achievers and outstanding artists are all students of life.
They learn from others, from the past, read, travel and get to know themselves more.
That helps them exceed every day.
9. They work smarter
The average person wastes a lot of time daily doing meaningless things like overthinking, feeling sorry for himself, being lazy and more.
Highly productive individuals, on the other hand, those who get things done in less time and get closer to their goals because of that, know how to work smart without trying too hard.
Get better at time management, eliminate anything that’s not productive, wake up earlier, stop multitasking, delegate and automate what you can and have more time to do what matters.
10. They are grateful for what they have
Those who succeed aren’t greedy.
They work for their success and know it will come.
But until then, they appreciate what’s around them right now.
As that’s what’s important.
Happiness is in the present moment and can be found when you let go of your desire to change things.
Successful people wake up with a smile on their face and thank for what they have in their life.
That makes them live in abundance.
And the more you’re grateful for something, the more you receive from it.
Such are the reasons why some people make it, while others keep failing.
What will you choose to do today to be part of the first group?
September 13, 2020 at 7:55 AM
How do you define success?
I am 65 and have struggled with the concept of “success”, looking back in the past of my life.
I have come to the conclusion that I did the best that I could. I kept my marriage of 45 years. We raised and educated our 2 daughters. We have 9 grand kids, who love me.
I worked for a manufacturing company for 39 years. Retired through a “Buy out” in 2015…
October 14, 2019 at 6:09 PM
I have always truly believed all of these 10 things you have just stated but what happens if you are in what I call a “stuck position”. I do have a vision and have held on to that for all of my young adult life of 16 to present and I am currently 55 years old. I have struggled all my life and keep trying to accomplish my vision but for some reason, I have NEVER had the opportunity, money, ability or whatever other element that was needed to make it happen. With each passing year, my hopes and dreams are fading away. Now depression is my struggle. I have always been a responsible son, brother, husband, father, now grandfather and I sometimes feel angry that my life has passed and my sacrifices I made over the years has not produced accomplishments that are so important to me. I am getting tired….please pray for me because I feel I am giving up….
February 16, 2020 at 8:25 AM
You will succeed. The enemy in your mind wants you to think and believe what you are saying. John 10:10
Don’t believe it, resist it James 4:7
By taking all of what you described and completely replacing it with Jeremiah 29:11 And other good things.
Don’t give up, just keep going!
Watch a marathon many many finish just at different times :).
I’m in a similar situation, not worth thinking what could have been. I’ve done that many times and it doesn’t help. Just pick a clear destination, get into your steady pace and just keep headed that way.
🙂 we’ll see you at the finish line!
May 20, 2020 at 7:04 PM
You need two things only…a loving solid and encouraging upbringing and lots of smarts. If you have these you will succeed.