I am an avid reader and try to read something every day that can benefit
me or my family and friends. Often times, I will save the gold nuggets that I
read to use in a seminar, a blog or a future book. A few months ago I read a
blog by Jim Kukral that needed to be shared. Jim has written several books and
gives keynote presentations. His blog included 13 reasons but I condensed his
list to my top 7.
#1 – Laziness
I don’t think there’s
an easy way to put this. I have to assume that you’re lazy. Every single
successful person works long hours to get where they are. It’s ok to be lazy.
Just admit it. But don’t whine about not being rich and successful, ok?
#2 – Entitlement
Only a few people in
the world are part of the lucky club. You and me? We gotta work to get what we
want. Quit thinking you are owed something. You’re not. Get to work.
#3 – Fear
You are afraid of
looking silly or what your friends and family will say.
You can’t do it
because you’re not pretty enough or don’t have a strong personality? You don’t
have the “X” factor? Wow, what an unbelievably lame excuse. Look, you’re either
going to stop being afraid, or you’re not. Nobody can convince you to stop. Imagine
though... what awaits you when you stop with the fear excuses?
#4 – Negativity
You may not realize
it, but the people you associate with might be negative. They could be
soul-sucking beings who don’t want anyone to be successful. Get rid of them,
now! Surround yourself with successful people. People you want to be like.
#5 – No Goals
You plan nothing. You
believe that someway, somehow, everything you always wanted will just magically
happen. So you “play it by ear” and wait. You need goals to shoot for.
Otherwise, you’re just treading water.
#6 – Time
Waste especially on Social Media
You’re a classic
time-waster. You spend way too much time in social media land. You waste
probably about 50% of your productive hours of the day doing this. The sad part
is, you know it, but you can’t stop. You do things that aren’t productive. How
are you ever going to get anything done, or reach any goal if you keep wasting
time? You’re not. So you might as well give up now if you’re going to keep this
#7 – Don’t Believe
You never believe that
it’s possible. Society taught you that only a few “exceptional” people get what
they want. Everyone else should just settle. If you really want to believe
that, go ahead. The rest of us will be at the front of the line because we
Be sure to share this blog with your contacts. Thanks Jim for a great blog.
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