So what is stopping you from being successful?
So what is stopping you from being successful?
Have you had the success in your life that you thought you would have had?
Are you where you want to be with your health, wealth or your relationships?
Are you where you wanted to be in your career, traveled to where you wanted to go and done what you wanted to do?
Have you suddenly found yourself in your thirties, forties or fifties and wondered where the time has gone and feel stuck in a rut?
Do you feel bored and keep doing the same things over and over, day after day?
Maybe you just don’t feel right but you are not sure what is wrong?
What were your dreams and goals when you were growing up?
Did you achieve them?
Or did they just get lost in the busyness of life?
Why I haven’t been successful
Not so long ago I was in my mid-thirties. I had a very well paid job in the mining industry, I had a house, car and some savings, but I wasn’t really happy and I wasn’t sure why.
It was then that I read a book called Rich Dad Poor Dad and I had what I can only describe as an epiphany!
I realised that I was nowhere near where I thought I should of been financially. I was in too much credit card debt and I hadn’t hardly invested at all.
My health wasn’t in the best shape either, and my relationships had been a disaster!
I hadn’t done the things that I had wanted to do or been to the places I wanted to go. I no longer enjoyed my job very much and my life was certainly not what I imagined it would have turned out like.
The scariest part was that I had no idea!
I was thinking that life was going “okay”, but I wasn’t really happy and I didn’t know why.
I was stuck in my comfort zone, just drifting through life but not really going anywhere.
I realised I wasn’t successful at all… but I now had a hunger to be, and I set about to change my life financially, physically and emotionally.
And thankfully over the next few years my life has changed for the better in all of these areas, and now I am starting to achieve success.
And more importantly, I am a lot happier 🙂
So what is stopping YOU from being successful?
I believe that your comfort zone is the biggest killer.
It is so easy to just get caught up with life and just drift along in your comfort zone.
You might believe that you have a good life, a happy life.
But is it a great life?
Are you just going to work each day, spending some time with the kids, watching some television, having a few drinks with friends on the weekend and feel that life is pretty good?
Same thing next week?
And the next?
But were you meant to have a pretty good life… OR A GREAT ONE!
Are you stuck in your comfort zone and don’t realise it?
Awareness is key!
Maybe you disagree?
Maybe you are happy?
But are you really?
Just think about it.
Were you born to live an average, normal life?
Maybe you don’t think you are that special?
But what if you were born to live an abundant life?
A life where you achieve abundance in all aspects of life.
In your health!
In your wealth!
And your relationships!
Don’t you think you deserve that?
You only have one shot at it!
How can I be more successful?
- The first step is awareness.
Once I read Rich Dad Poor Dad, my perception of life had started to change and I could no longer continue on the same way that I had.
Hopefully by reading this article you at least start to question some of your old paradigms.
One of my old mentors often says that “what you don’t know, you don’t know”
- Set goals
If you don’t know what it is that you want out of life, then HOW are you going to get it?
This is why most of us are just drifting through life and not really going anywhere.
To be successful at anything, you first must decide what it is that you want to achieve.
Set aside an hour or so and work out your top three goals that you want to achieve in the areas of health, wealth and relationships.
What is it that you want to “be”, “do”, and “have” in each of these areas.
Once you have a target to aim at, you can work out an action plan to achieve it!
- Keep learning
Along my own road to financial freedom I have discovered that the more that I learn, the more I realise that there is still so much more that I don’t know.
One of the basic essential human needs is to keep learning and growing.
This is the reason that so many of us feel directionless and bored in our daily lives.
We are not growing!
We are stuck in our comfort zones and leading a safe life.
The real juice of life comes from pushing through our comfort zones and learning new things.
Real happiness comes from giving back to others.
Helping and contributing to family and friends and also other people or causes that you believe in, makes life truly meaningful.
If you are contributing to others then you ARE successful.
- Find a mentor, coach or a group of like minded people
It is a common fact that you earn within 10% of your 5 closest friends.
Who you surround yourself with is who you become.
Find someone that has already achieved what you want to achieve and model them.
Success leaves clues, there is no need to re-invent the wheel.
Having a coach or mentor can keep you accountable and they can see what you can’t see.
It is also essential to find a community of people that want you to achieve your goals as much as you do, and are heading in the same direction as you are.
- Take action
In the end, to be successful you have to do the work!
You can set goals, make plans, do affirmations, meditate and read motivational books and quotes forever.
But you need to take action and do the work.
Success will not happen by accident, you have to make it happen, no one can do it for you.
And of course things will not happen straight away.
You will fail.
You will get frustrated and want to quit.
Measure, monitor and adjust along the way and keep taking action.
Never give up and you will succeed!
It is just a matter of time!
You CAN DO IT!
It is NEVER too late!
You are capable of so much more than your realise.
Unleash your POWER and live your dreams!
If you have any questions, comments or tips for success, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
To your success,
John W. Newman
Dream It, Believe It, Then Achieve It!