YOU ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE NOT REACHED YOUR POTENTIAL
You are goalless! You work all day trying to figure out how to do nothing. Congratulations on your failure. That is what you aimed for. You did it! 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.
#2 POOR LISTENING SKILLS
You don’t listen, you won’t listen! You have been told by your parents, teachers, professors, mentors, your real friends, and all those who love you, but you have failed to listen. Be early ~ Set goals and work hard towards them ~ Look good at all times (hair, clothes, body, etc). But you would rather try to be a con artist. START LISTENING!
#3 NEGATIVE ATTITUDE
You think like a loser. You tear others down. You are jealous of others' success. Negative attitude takes you down the road to nowhere. 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.
#4 LACK COURAGE - FEAR
You are afraid, plain and simple. Afraid of looking silly. Afraid of what your friends and family will say. Afraid of everything. 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 excuse? You lack courage to face the facts about your life. Truth is, your life is a disaster and you lack focus and direction.
I don’t think there is an easy way to put this. I have to assume that you’re lazy. Every single successful person works their butts off to get where they are. It’s okay to be lazy. Just admit it. But don’t whine about not being rich and successful, ok? You constantly dodge hard work. You do the bare minimum. Everyone you work with thinks you are lazy, too. You will never advance in your present form. You cannot wait to take a nap.
#6 MENTAL MIDGET
YOU THINK SMALL. You have fully accepted small watching your friends achieve at a much higher level, just not understanding it. You are your thoughts. You are constantly looking only a day or a week ahead instead of years ahead. Because of this, you never get anywhere, and you never lead; you always follow. You are today because of the choices you made yesterday. You become tomorrow because of the choices you make today. Your choices have you on the path to nowhere. Feels really bad too, doesn’t it?
#7 WASTE TIME
You think, you think, you think – paralysis of analysis. You are the king or queen of wasting time. You’re a classic time-waster. You spend hours and hours every day working on not-working. 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 path. Stop analyzing and start doing.
You think you are the chosen one. You think you are something special. You are not. Look into the mirror and tell yourself the truth – Get to work! Only a few people in the world are part of the wealthy-family … hand-me-down club. You and me? We gotta work to get what we want. Quit thinking you are owed something. You’re not. Get to work.
#9 BLAME GAME
It is someone else’s fault that you are a loser. It is your parents. It is your boss. It is your friends. It is your coach. It is your principal. It is your teacher. “They” don’t like me. “They” will never give me a chance. “They” are the reason I am not successful. THERE IS NO “THEY”. There’s no secret group of people that controls your success or failure. You’ve made that up to make you feel better about yourself. The truth is you, and you alone, control your success in life / business / everything. It’s easy to blame “them” though, isn’t it? Weak.
#10 SOCIAL MEDIA FLUNKY
You cannot put your phone down long enough to actually get anything done. 80% of your day is spent looking at your phone. You are not alone. Plenty of people flunk the “game of life” because they are social media flunkies. 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. So, you can’t get anything done that matters. Wake up!!! Put your phone down and get something done.
#11 DON’T WANT IT
You are convinced it won’t happen. You are simply not a hard worker. In your heart, you know it but you keep feeding yourself the BS lie. You don’t really want to be successful. Sure, you like to dream about it like everyone else, but in your heart, you are afraid of what might happen if you really get it. Success is change, and it feels really, really good. Tell your brain to shut the foolishness up!
#12 DON’T BELIEVE IT
You are convinced it won’t happen. Then you go to work on your loved ones and friends, trying to keep them all “down here” with you. You never believed 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 believe.
#13 WANDERING GENERALITY - TRUTH
You are a wandering generality just being okay with being below average. You float through your daily activity, day after day, with no direction. You need a nap. You daydream your day away. Truth is, you are a complete and total failure because you have chosen THIS PATH TO NOWHERE! Only you can make the changes needed to turn it around.
#14 NO “IT” FACTOR
You can’t do it because you’re not pretty enough. Or you don’t have a strong personality. You Don’t have the “IT” Factor? Wow! What an unbelievably lame excuse. The truth is, even jerks, idiots and boring people can be just as successful as anyone else. Your problem is, you don’t believe it yet.
#15 YOUR FRIENDS
You are the five people you run around with. Winners surround themselves with winners. Losers surround themselves with losers. FACT!!
ARE YOU READY TO TURN IT AROUND?
SET GOALS, TAKE ACTION AND CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT! FIND YOUR PASSION! CHASE YOUR DREAM!
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Greg has spoken, played or coached basketball in every state in the union and cities all over the world. In the corporate market, Greg speaks to Fortune 500 companies, ranging from Mercedes to BMW to Subway. In the educational markets, Greg has spoken to hundreds of K-12 school systems and university crowds, from UCLA to Kansas State to University of South Carolina, bringing his uplifting and informative message to every group imaginable.