3 Reasons Why You Are Not As Successful As You Want to Be

You are a hard worker, are passionate and very ambitious, but you are still not as successful as you want to be. We always say that the earlier mentioned ingredients are the key to success, and if it still doesn’t work out, we tend to identify the lack of ‘luck’ as the reason why we aren’t successful.


But could there be other reasons why we aren’t feeling very successful despite the fact that we worked really hard, are still very passionate and ambitious?

So what is standing in the way of all the ‘key’ ingredients that we put in and really being successful? Like with most things, it is all about attitude as well.

Here are the 3 reasons why you are not as successful as you want to be:

#1 – You haven’t defined success

What does success mean to you and have you defined that for yourself (without looking at others!)? You can work as hard as you possibly can, but if you don’t know what you are working towards, or in other words what your destination is, it is pointless.

In order to measure how successful you are, you need to know what you are trying to achieve and work towards it.

#2 – You put yourself in the wrong context

We all have things that we are very good at, and then we, unfortunately, have things we aren’t so good at. If you want to work at your full potential, it is crucial that you put yourself in a position where your weaknesses are minimized and your strengths can shine.

#3 – You are too much focused on pleasing others in stead of yourself

The most difficult one for most people: focussing on pleasing other! Of course, you have to be kind to others, but that doesn’t mean success has to do with pleasing others whenever and wherever. Truly successful people are kind, but also set their own agenda and aren’t afraid to say ‘no’ when they really have to.


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  • http://pumpkinella.com fola lewis

    Love this! such a fresh perspective and certainly one I’ll be applying asap. Thank you!

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren

    Everyone has a different version of success, but to achieve it you have to know what you want to do to obtain that success! Great post girls

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • http://thenaturalminimalism.blogspot.com The Natural Minimalism

    Your post is very helpful, great post :)


  • http://aneducationindomestication.com Stephanie Rickards

    Success is so different for everyone. I have friends that being successful just means getting married by 30.

    For me, it means having my doctorate by the time I’m 40.

    I think this is a great reminder that everyone is different and one person isn’t more successful than the other; our goals are just different.


  • http://Www.Nelevanhout.wordpress.com Nele

    This was so good to read, I struggle very hard with setting what “success” really means to me and I really believe I have to make a clear concept of my “success” first

  • http://www.fernwehsociety.com Fernweh Society

    I completely agree with everything! Especially the “defining success” part! How can you know if you reach your goal if you don’t know when you hit it?! Right? You have to be specific which sometimes is scary at the beginning but you will thank yourself later on :)

    Keep the articles coming, i love them!


    • Celina

      Thanks Annika! <3

  • http://fleurdanielle.blogspot.co.uk Fleur

    Number 3 is me 100% and as much as I want to put my own happiness first I just can’t. I honestly don’t know what my destination is or what I am good at and I just don’t know what to do. My life is honestly a huge mess right now. I don’t know where I’m going to end up. I’ve never had a full time job. The only jobs I can seem to get are part time and casual basis jobs. I just don’t know where my life is heading or what to do anymore.

  • http://highheelsbrownhair.blogspot.co.uk/ Natasha

    Fantastic article, thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Very true and it made me see things a little differently now…


    • Celina

      Thanks Natasha!

  • http://simplyystyled.blogspot.com Jamie

    Wow I really love this! Such an eye opener!!

    Xx Jamie

  • http://dustinmitchelldesign.com Dustin Mitchell

    I really love these easy to remember three simple eye openers. I especially relate to #1 and #3. I haven’t made a clear goal for myself. I’m just kinda running in air towards and area. And #3 I am terrible at being a people pleaser which goes horribly with problem #1. I am easily taken off my undefined course by other people pulling me. I’m going to get a plan and then hopefully that will help with the other too. Thanks for this!

  • http://t1ger-l1lly.blogspot.ca/ Alexandra

    Thank you for the article. The first tip served as an excellent reminder for me to actually sit down and decide what I want to achieve. I feel like I’ve done this list in reverse order, I’ve accomplished the last two but forgot the most crucial one!

  • http://thepixieduster.blogspot.com CJ

    This article spoke to me like no other! Thank you for this! All are seriously applicable to my life right now.

  • http://www.concientizando.com Mafer Moncada

    Lovely list, great points. We are the one’s that decide where we want to go, where we want to stand & appreciate where we are. We are the one’s that define success, which it’s subjective to each person.

    Mafer, Concientizando x

  • http://www.carolesrepublic.blogspot.com carole ibe

    i totally agree

  • http://Www.thosesunnydays.com catarina

    Great thoughts!

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