10 reasons you won't succeed (and what you can do about it)
In our world opportunities are like trains on the
Victoria Line... They come every 60 seconds. The
real question is will you grab it or wait for one that
requires less effort on your part?
Turning potential into reality takes effort and most
people just can’t be bothered
Not doing anything is easier than doing
something. But most people forget that not
making a decision is a decision in itself.
Attend things, talk to people, stop playing Angry
Birds and watching “reality” tv!
Those that can be bothered – that go the mile,
let alone the extra mile – they are the success
stories. The rest are unsuccessful statistics
Online, offline, hard-back, soft-back, online,
kindle... Just different delivery methods for the
There is so much knowledge, so much advice, so
many inspirational people, so many trailblazers...
Spend less time downloading games and more
time on the bookshelf
We are entitled to opportunity, we are not
entitled to success...
What are you doing with the opportunity at your
feet? Waiting for someone to pick it up for you?
You have a right to wear sneakers to a job interview, you
have the right to display your tattoo sleeve...
Just remember the other person will make up their minds
about you within 10 seconds... That is their right!
The only way to get the part is to dress the part
The ends rarely justify the means and while
stabbing people in the back may make for good
television it makes for terrible business.
Having a reputation for integrity means that
others know you will do the right thing, stand by
your principles and be honest. Under all
As tough as things are for you most people have it
worse! But don’t be charitable just cos it’s the right
thing to do. Do it for yourself!
Countless studies have shown that being charitable
benefits the giver psychologically, socially, improves
wellbeing and makes you generally feel happier.
Don’t have spare cash? Volunteer your time or
Those who fear failure never try – those who
never try never do – those who never do are
living a fearful life.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Own your talents, ambition and passion and give
it your all. What’s the worst that can happen?
Get over yourself!
Despite what your mother says you are not all
that. You are not a gift to the world. You need to
prove yourself to be taken seriously.
Arrogance stops you from reaching your
potential, while humility attracts the energy of
those around you helping you reach the stars...
Limiting yourself to activities and attitudes that
make you comfortable limits your ability to pursue
What kind of life do you want to live? Challenge
yourself to become the person you were born to be