10 ways to prevent our own success

Updated: 13/01/2023

For some unsuccessful people, they are their own enemies.

If you make the following mistakes, you will undermine your own success.

Forget your goals and visions, or don’t have them at all.

Lose self-confidence.

Lack of knowledge or stop learning.

Believe that you can succeed without any investment.

Fear of failure.


Lack of focus.

Get easily discouraged.

Dislikes constant change.

Lack of dedication.


For some unsuccessful people, they are their own enemies. From time to time, we are all guilty of behaviors that get in the way of our own success.


By making the following mistakes, you will undermine your own success.

Forget your goals and visions, or don’t have them at all.

What do you want to achieve in your business, in the short and long term? What do you visualize enjoying after achieving these goals: financial security, better lifestyles, a new house or car, a vacation? Set yourself specific goals and the activities you will need to undertake to achieve those goals. If you don’t set specific goals for yourself, or forget about them on your journey to success, then you’re sabotaging your own success.


Lose confidence in yourself.

You have goals, but most importantly, you will need the confidence that you can achieve them!


Lack of knowledge or stop learning.

The successful peopleYou don’t have to physically go back to college to learn. There are now different channels through which you can learn. Often what you need to succeed personally or financially cannot be learned in a college degree. Look for training programs in personal and financial development, and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you will need to succeed. Successful people never stop learning. In fact, they tend to have an insatiable desire for knowledge. Search the internet, find the best learning programs, read books. Just learn, learn and learn. Invest a little in your training as it will help you achieve your goals.


Think you can be successful without any investment.

This is a common reason why people fail. Everyone wants something for nothing! Well, if this is something that will make you a millionaire, then you must be prepared to put some money and effort into it. No true long-term business can thrive without an initial capital outlay and consistent investment, whether it’s an online or offline business. There are real businesses that you can start and run with minimal capital investment, but they still need money to grow. Being cheap is not recommended, and it won’t get you any closer to your goals of becoming rich and successful.


Fear of failure.

It is the toxic failure that drives many people away from their dreams of success. I like the quote that says, “Defeat is not the worst failure. Not having tried is the real failure”. If you face a temporary setback in your quest for success; learn from it, pick yourself up and keep going towards your dreams. “Build success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”



Another villain! Acting TODAY is the fundamental key to any success. By procrastinating, you miss chances to be the best you can be; make money and be successful. Get rid of all the bad habits that waste your time. Break your tasks down into manageable chunks. Visualize the end result of your project. Do everything you can to beat this deadly habit that can lead you away from your goals.


Lack of concentration.

My own successYou can have clearly defined goals about the success you want to achieve, but if you’re not focused, you’ll quickly sabotage your own success. Many “business opportunities” will arrive in your inbox daily – most of which are scams, no matter how genuine and promising. When you start your online business, you can also easily be overloaded with information. Well, in some cases, information overload can just keep you from taking action! The trick is to be focused. Have a list of your things to do every day. Every day, do something to grow your business.


 Being easily discouraged.

It’s quite common. Your family or friends may not believe you will succeed. Don’t let that discourage you. It is recommended that you have a good network of positive people who can support you and encourage you in your efforts to succeed. People will say discouraging words, discouraging things will happen around you. But, it is only you who can let it come to your mind and affect you.


Does not like constant change.

To be successful, you must constantly improve yourself, your business and your products. If you have an online business, this is all the more important as the Internet is very dynamic. Stay up to date with recent developments and constantly learn new ways to manage and grow your business.


Lack of dedication.

It’s essential. If you want something enough, it will be yours. Many people fail because they lack the desire to succeed.


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