Everyone wants success. But not everyone achieves it. Below is an article on why people don’t succeed.
Here are four reminders for all of us this week on how we can sidestep distractions toward success.
—Time must consistently be spent on high-quality activities. Don’t major in minor things.
—Being successful is balancing the few essential things (spiritual, relational, financial, physical).
—The more successful you become, the more focused you need to be.
—All areas of your life are connected and reflect other aspects of your life. “How you do something is how you do everything.”
To your success this week and the rest of the year.
Rule #12 from my book The Fantastic Life: Do Nothing in Moderation
If you’re going to commit, commit. With everything you have. Being successful requires you do Nothing in Moderation, and give it your all.
Why Most People Will Never Be Successful
Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.
October 10th, 2016
“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.
So why won’t most people be successful? Why don’t most people evolve?
The more evolved you become, the more focused you must be on those few things which matter most. Yet, as Jim Rohn has said, “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.”
To be successful, you can’t continue being with low-frequency people for long periods of time. You can’t continue eating crappy food, regardless of your spouse’s or colleague’s food choices. Your days must consistently be spent on high-quality activities.
The more successful you become – which is balancing the few essential things (spiritual, relational, financial, physical) in your life and removing everything else – the less you can justify low quality.
Before you evolve, you can reasonably spend time with just about anyone. You can reasonably eat anything placed in front of you. You can reasonably justify activities and behaviors that are, frankly, mediocre.
As your vision for yourself expands, you realize you have to make certain adjustments. You need to cut back on spending all of your money and time on crap and entertainment. You have to save more, and invest more in your education and your future.
The more successful you become, the more focused you must become. The more consistently your daily behaviors must be high quality – and increasingly higher quality.
This isn’t about perfection. It’s definitely not about being busy all the time. Actually, the balance of true success involves what Tim Ferriss calls “mini retirements” orregular sabbaticals.
Yet, if your daily behaviors are consistently low quality, what do you expect your life’s output to be? Your choices must become higher quality. Your relationships must become higher quality.
Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. Hence the saying, “How you do something is how you do everything.” This is high-level thinking. It only makes sense to people who have removed everything from their lives they hate. To live this principle, your daily life can only be filled with those things you highly value.
When your days are filled with only those core essentials that mean the world to you – and you’re succeeding in those few areas – you absolutely will dominate in all areas of your life. Because the only things in your life are the things you highly value. Everything else has slowly been weeded out. You are living intentionally and congruently. You have momentum and balance. You’re being who you truly want to be, every single day.
To actually do this not only takes time, but it’s extremely hard to live in practice. Saying no to great but irrelevant opportunities is hard. Giving up bad habits is hard. Changing your belief system and expanding your vision takes courage. It’s so easy to revert back to small and mediocre thinking.
However, as you come closer to living on a daily basis with your values and ideals, amazing things start to happen. You feel happier. You’re more present with those you love. You spend your time better. You pursue bigger dreams and have bigger ambitions. You’re more resilient during challenges. You live at a higher frequency. And everything around you reflects that.
But, to repeat Jim Rohn, “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.” Said another way, most people are caught in the thick of thin things.
Hence, most people won’t be successful. Most people won’t evolve and progress.
But you will. You know it, and you can feel it. You’ve already begun. And everyday, you’re taking a step closer. Soon enough, you’ll fully commit to being who you know you can be. Once you pass that point of no return, nothing will stop you.