12 Signs You Are Ruining Your Opportunities for Success

Everyone in this world wants to become successful. Who does not like to become famous or earn a lot of money? Many people are able to do that very effortlessly. It is because such people are well aware of their opportunities and know very well what their actual goals are. On the other hand, there are many people who do not know what they want from their life. They do not take anything seriously in their life. For them, life is just a bed of roses but they forget it actually is not. They forget with roses there are thorns too which will be there wherever the rose will go. It means life is a combination of happiness and sadness and sorrows. Such people should realize the importance of taking chances and opportunities at the right time. They should stop behaving like children and they should grow up before it would be too late. If you do not know whether you are one of them or not, just give this piece of writing a read and if you found anything related just grow up now:

12. Popularity Is More Important Than Integrity:
Popularity is not a thing which everyone can get so easily. There are a lot of people who use their social status as a key to their personal purposes. While doing so, they usually forget about their honesty and general manners. When you take away your popularity for your personal gains you should know you have lost your success. If you want real respect from people never let go of your integrity.

11. Acting Like You Know Everything:
The more years add up in your life, the more you realize you have got so much to learn in life. Never think that you know each and everything in life because the moment you realize you have learned everything that is the time when success goes out of your hand. Because you feel there is nothing which you do not know and everything is below your level.

10. You Would Rather Nap Than Work:
As the famous proverb says: “A man who does not work should not eat.” Hard work always brings success. But if you will avoid doing hard work then success will run away from you. If you feel you should rest now and work can be done later than you are totally wrong and you need to get rid of that thinking right now.

9. You Do No Respect Authority:
Respecting the abusive authority is a separate thing, but when you are in some respectable position how you value those who have some authority on you is a very significant thing. A successful person always shows respect towards everyone but a loser and a child does not.

8. You Excuse All Your Mistakes:
Bruce Lee said: “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” Mistakes are a very integral part of everyone’s journey towards success. When you commit a mistake as a child then that is negligible but as an adult, you must prevent yourself from committing them and you should start learning from them.

7. You Are Arrogant:
Humility is no doubt a very requisite attitude. And arrogance is a very relaxed kind of stupidity. With arrogance, a king can win a throne but he cannot keep that for a long time. If you want to be successful, just let go of the arrogant attitude.

6. You Don’t Listen:
When you do not listen to a person it makes them feel like you are ignoring them. And ignorance is not a bliss always. Because when you ignore a person it always gives out the message to them that you really do not care about them. You have got no value for them in your heart.

5. You Love Blaming Others:
When you are a child and blame about your siblings or your classmate, at that time it can be considered as a very funny or thing which can easily be forgiven. But it is not considered a good thing when you are all grown up. Because as an adult you should learn to take the responsibility of all your action instead of putting all the blame on others. Doing so will take you nowhere close to success.

4. You Can’t Admit Being Afraid:
If you are not afraid a bit each day, then you should know that you are not pushing yourself much. Success always requires you to step outside your daily routine. It wants from you to keep trying even if you are on edges. Never hesitate to admit your fears because only then your fear can become a part of your past. Otherwise, it will keep on haunting you and you can never embrace success.

3. You Think You Can Do It On Your Own:
Only a few people are present out there who got success on their own. But they do realize and acknowledge the hurdles they had to face because of being alone. And at that time they realize the importance of teamwork. As the famous saying goes: “It takes a village to raise a child, but when it comes to opportunity, a village can get you further than you can do yourself.”

2. You Can’t Work With Others:
Michael Jordan says: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” When you feel you can not work with others in a good manner, then that gives out the message to the world that you are an insecure person. And an insecure person can never become successful.

1. You Alienate Those Not Like You:
Never alienate others for any reason. Even if you do not like someone just stay cordial with them. But the attitude of alienating them is never a good option. That way the world feels you are not capable of accepting others and you cannot digest other people’s success. A successful person always likes to stay very cordial and normal with everyone. There is a very welcoming attitude present in them. So stop the attitude of alienating those whom you do not like.

Article By: Born Realist