Here on real digital success, I talk mostly about things that’ll help you achieve success but I thought I’d switch it up and talk about things that will prevent you from being successful not only in the digital world but real life.
These are concepts I picked up while creating multiple websites, founding a personal development mastermind, reading books by some of the most successful people alive, and connecting with other people that have peeked behind the curtain and changed their lives.
So Real Digital Success presents the…
7 Things That Will Prevent You From Being Successful
1. Limiting Beliefs Will Prevent You From Being Successful
No matter what you do it will always start with what’s in your mind. The moment you don’t believe you can achieve success in a certain area you have lost before you even begun. You don’t know what you don’t know so never limit yourself.
To do this you’re going to have to create your own beliefs. I know this sounds really rara but stay with me. How do we normally gain a belief? Someone says a statement and passively we start gathering evidence for it. You need to start doing this proactively.
If you don’t think for example that you can earn $10.000 in a day you need start looking for evidence why it is possible and gather as much of it as you can find. This might be other people that if you look closer are just like you or different methods that you could possibly have a talent for.
The constant confrontation with this kind of evidence is going to change your thinking.
2. Lack Of Patience
Almost everything that’s worth to achieve takes a lot of time and energy. We often ignore this and have different expectations. Personally, I think we’re just not used to delayed gratification anymore. The moment we hear something is going to take 2 to 4 years we often start looking for the next thing.
The problem with that is that you won’t find things that can make you an overnight success. You’re going to have to what I call to surrender to the process. The moment you stop running away and see things for what they really are good things will begin to happen.
3. Not Accepting consistency as a way of life
The power of achievement for a large part lies in consistency. Everybody that’s ever been good at something knows they got there by being consistent. This really sucks (yeah I said it) because you’re going to have to do the thing you don’t want to do at times you don’t want to do it.
It does come with a lot of benefits because the moment you accept consistency as a part of your lifestyle. Most people aren’t consistent when it comes to hard work so you won’t have a lot of competition in what you want to do.
4. Misalignment in thoughts, words, and actions
This is very important when it comes to obtaining success. Your thought, words, and actions have to be aligned. You need to be fully committed to what you’re trying to achieve. The moment one of these three isn’t in alignment it can set you back.
I compare it to driving a car. When you’re driving and you have your foot on the gas pedal the car will drive where you want t to go. When you don’t have everything aligned it’s like having a foot on the gas pedal and on the break at the same time which can cause a lot of problems. You need to decide for yourself to cut out everything that is counterproductive to your goals.
5. No proper education/ training
Being stubborn can be a real asset when it comes to not giving up but you need to be open to learning from others. Without proper education things that could be done in days might turn into weeks, months or even years. With proper education and training, you can cut your learning curve and make sure you don’t get distracted by other things.
I’d advise everybody to get mentors for the things you try to grow in. They’ll help you on your way keep you motivated and make sure you won’t get led astray.
6. Lack of problem-solving skills
To succeed you need proper training but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll succeed. If it was that easy everybody would succeed in everything they ever tried. You’re going to come across some roadblocks on your journey. This is why you need to be creative and make a habit of solving problems. You’re gonna have to experiment, evaluate and pivot if necessary to get over these roadblocks.
7. Not Filtering Your Feedback
Your environment can have a lot of influence on the chances of success so you need to either position yourself wisely or you need to be conscious of external influences and only take in the good. In a lot of instances, these environmental influences are the people around you. It’s good to have friends that’ll give you feedback but you need to be able to filter the good from the bad. They might have the best intentions and still influence you in a bad way.
For example, I make most of my money through affiliate marketing. The process of becoming an affiliate marketer is pretty rough because you won’t get any indications that you’re on the right path for a long time.
Some of the people I know advised me to give up because they thought it was a scam or that I just wasn’t cut out for it. They meant well but they gave advise based on their own jobs where they went to a different process than I had to go through. If I listened to them I wouldn’t be where I am now.
This is why you need to filter your feedback.
That’s all I have to say for today. If you have any questions or you just want to show some love. Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
See you at my next post!