What is holding me back from achieving what I want to do? I’m not talking about excuses but legitimate reasons. If I am honest with myself I won’t need excuses anyway. Jim Kuukral has organized 13 reasons why we are not successful. I’ve turned it into a countdown. I won’t go into detail which ones apply to me. All I can say is that more than a few are very damning and I don’t like it. So, being forced to realize these reasons are accurate, I cannot ignore them and will work toward correcting them.

In the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, a young apprentice seeks the wisdom of a master. When given a task seemed impossible, Luke comments:

Luke: I’ll try.

Yoda: No try. Do or do not. There is no try.

Luke: I don’t believe it.

Yoda: That is why you fail.

The reasons why we are not successful:

13. Don’t believe

12. Don’t want it

11. Think small

10. Social B.S.

9. Waste time

8. “X” factor. I need “X”or I don’t have “X”.

7. “They”

6. No goals

5. Stop thinking

4. Negativity

3. Fear

2. Entitlement

1. Laziness


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