If you are aware of these things you can proactively do something about them so that they don’t hold you back and you can set yourself up to succeed. To help you with this, here are:
10 Killers of Achieving Success on your own terms
1. Not creating your own definition of success
Do you have a clear definition of what success means to you? If not, whose definition of success are you living by?
Take time to create your own definition of success based on your values and what is most important to you. Start building all areas of your life and work around that.
2. Not having a clear vision
Without a clear vision of what your ideal looks like you don’t know what to spend your time and energy on to create a new reality. What does your ideal look like? Take some time to get clarity on this.
3. Not having goals and action plans linked to your vision
It is all well and good having a clearly defined vision but if you don’t create goals and action plans linked to it, it isn’t going to become reaility. Once you have a clear vision, make sure you use it to drive your goals and to create effective action plans to make it happen.
4. Conforming to the status quo
Blindly conforming to the status quo will stop you from finding new ways to achieve success on your own terms. Being willing to challenge your status quo will help you create awareness of where you might need to create change.
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy
5. Unwilling to take risks
Creating success on your terms often means doing things you haven’t done before. Trying things out. Experimenting. This means sometimes taking a risk. But keep in mind:
Life isn’t about taking risks. It is about knowing which risks to take.
Learning how to take calculated risks is really useful in the quest to create success on your own terms.
6. Unwilling to step outside of your comfort zone
Change only happens outside your comfort zone. So it is useful to learn ways to expand your comfort zone and how to navigate the feelings of discomfort and uncertainty that come with it. It might feel challenging but it is so worth it. It is worth keeping in mind that:
The permanent pain of staying stuck is far worse than the temporary pain of creating change
7. Settling for what you don’t want
People often settle because they think it is safe. But it isn’t safe at all because you are selling the life and the success you really want down the river and all it’s potential and possibilities with it.
Mediocrity is a killer of success on your own terms. Become a mediocrity eradicator for all areas of your life and work and see the difference it makes to your levels of success.
9. Being a BMW
A BMW is a “bitch, moaner, whiner”. Spending your time bitching, moaning and whining about things will not move you forward to create the success that you want. Ditch this habit. Take 100% responsibility for every area of your life and find a way to constructively deal with what you are not happy with.
Your mindset is one of the biggest factors that influences your chances of achieving the success you want. Working on upgrading your mindset is essential to create new levels of success.
There are many other things that could be including on this list. What would you add? Leave your ideas, opinions and thoughts in the comments below.