Success is not an accident. Failure is not a mistake. Anyone who has reached any great heights, did so because they done things differently to the majority. The majority did not reach any great heights because they done things the same as everyone else. As a society we are conditioned to believe in what we see and experience around us the most. We are conditioned to believe in the opinions and limitations of those closest to us. It is time to break the mold. It is time to avoid the biggest dream killers and begin learning how to make our DREAMS our REALITY.
Here are the 7 biggest dream killers to avoid at all costs.
1. FEAR OF FAILURE
This is perhaps the biggest dream killer of all.
Ironically, those who don’t take action because of fear of failure, FAIL by default, because they are living a life they do not want to live, a life less than their potential.
Failure is NOTHING compared with the feeling of REGRET.
Jump in the deep end, worst case scenario, you learn a big lesson and grow from the experience. Keep going until you achieve your goal.
2. FEAR OF SUCCESS
Yes, that is correct. Fear of SUCCESS.
Most people don’t reach the heights they KNOW they are capable of, because of fear they will be left out if they achieve it. If no-one around you has achieved at a high level, there may be a fear of not fitting in with the crowd.
Success can be a lonely road, courage is often needed to endure the judgements and feeling of not fitting in.
3. LACK OF WORK ETHIC
If you aren’t prepared to WORK for your dream, you will never live it.
NOTHING worthwhile in this world will come without BIG EFFORT.
Are you willing to put in the work required to get to your dream?
You can have RESULTS or EXCUSES but you can not have both.
Successful people take ownership of their success AND their FAILURES.
If it doesn’t work out, ask yourself how you can do it better next time. If it doesn’t work out, don’t give up – WORK HARDER, try a different approach, do whatever it takes to get to your destination.
5. TOXIC INFLUENCES
Family, friends… they all mean well, but often they can impose their perceived limitations on you. Just because THEY couldn’t do it, doesn’t mean you can’t. Just because no one in the family has been successful before, doesn’t mean you can’t be the first. Respect everyone’s opinion, but believe in only ONE – your own.
6. LACK OF DISCIPLINE
DISCIPLINE and CONSISTENCY are traits of WINNERS and all successful people. Every-now-and-then is not good enough. You must be committed to work on your goals and dreams EVERY SINGLE DAY and make it more important than all those insignificant things that hold you back from success.
7. UNWILLING TO LEARN & GROW
Successful people all have one thing in common: They are lifetime learners. As Warren Buffet once said:
“The more you LEARN, the more you EARN”
Never stop educating yourself, on a range of topics, developing your skills and growing into the person you know you can become.
Source Our Partner at Fearless Motivation