Reasons Why People Don’t “Succeed”
January 3, 2012 11 Comments
Success is a key to happiness, and happiness is a key to success.
In reality, without each other, a person is neither truly happy or successful, but it all depends on how you define the term successful.
There are many cases where very successful people become depressed, sick, or badly injured, and their success in life is easily forgotten about and does not make them feel “good” anymore. This is why happiness, along with positivity is essential to becoming succesful.
When most people think of success, they think of becoming a millionaire right away. Yes, this is in fact “success,” and one should be proud of it, but I see success as something way before becoming that millionaire.
Success was the point in time when you decided that you can and will become that millionaire you are today. Success is when you beat all of the negative thoughts telling you that you cannot do something, because once you beat negativity, the path to success should be much easier and almost automatic.
Negativity is such a powerful energy that most people in the world let control their minds.
The more negatively you think, the worse the outcome will be. This is the case in every situation that you can think of.
If you think about it, you can do anything that you want at any given time. When you wake up tomorrow, there will be many possibilities for you to become that millionaire, but your mind does not allow you to achieve this. Our brains act as a barrier telling us that this is impossible and it can’t be done.
I use myself as an example. Years ago when I was entering high school, I was a very talented baseball player. I was gifted with the ability to throw left-handed which gave me an automatic spot on the team. What I didn’t realize at the time was that my mind was full of too many negative thoughts. I always thought I was the worst, and I was always worried about getting cut. These negative thoughts eventually became the reason why I stopped playing baseball.
Now I think to myself, what if I beat these negative thoughts at that young age?
What if I “succeeded” in overcoming the negative energy that surrounded me?
This would have led to me working harder,caring more, and using all of my abilities to possibly becoming a professional baseball player. It may seem crazy, but anyone can become anything that they truly want to be, as long as they train their minds to allow them to reach that point.
If you work on this slowly, you can train your mind to allow you to take advantage of all the possibilities around you.
Anything can be done, and it starts with the energy that surrounds you. Now that you understand my meaning of success, I have come up with 3 main reasons why people do not reach their definition of “success.”
1. Excuses are Negative Energy
Saying ” I have no time”, “I cannot do it”, “no one is supporting me”, “I’m not smart enough” etc, are all excuses that need to be thrown away in order to be successful. Telling yourself that you cannot do something or that you are not smart enough are signs that you let negative energy get the best of you.
Like I said before, the first step in being successful, is overcoming negative energy, which many people learn the hard way. This should be taught to all teenagers approaching high school. I honestly find it more important than some of these irrelevant classes that they have the students sit through.
2. Fear of Failure: Fear is Negative Energy
Embracing Failure is a main key to success. You should not fear failure, but take it in, as it happens to many people. If you fail, this is not the end of what you were trying to do. Get back up and use your failing experience to better yourself.
Yes, when it comes down to it, you are trying to succeed, but when you live your life fearing failure, you will never achieve any of your goals. Fear of failure will stop you from making attempts. The only way you will turn your thoughts and ideas into reality is if you attempt them, but failure restricts many people from doing so. Do not allow this to control your future.
3. Not Taking Action
It may sound repetitive, but this is one of the biggest reasons why people don’t reach their “success.” I explained the first stages of success as the point in time when you beat all of your negative thoughts that restrict you from taking action. I did not get into detail of all of the stages of success, but the most important thing that everyone should know is that the only way you will succeed is if you attempt.
Many people have had million dollar ideas, but were to scared of failure and they never took action. They just watched other people come up with the same idea and turn it into their own reality.
This negative energy led to the person not attempting to make their ideas into a reality. If you think about it, everything around you was once just an idea of somebody elses imagination. It was eventually created because they believed they can do it, and they overcame all of the negativity telling them that they can’t. It may sound stupid, but the scene you may see in movies when there are two little people standing on a persons shoulders trying to influence them in making a decision happens in everyone’s life.
One is positive energy, and the other is negative energy.
All that you have to do is learn how to take in the positive energy and ignore the negative energy.
Recently, I have become a firm believer of the law of attraction, and I believe that this theory can change anyones life.
I do wish that I learned all of this at an earlier stage in my life, but now that I have started to overcome negative energy, I am using it to better myself.