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6 Secret Killers of Success and How to Overcome Them to Live Your Dream Life


Mindset plays a major role in your success. It has a direct impact on the kind of actions you take. So you must have a success mindset. But, when you are beginning your journey, you can easily get trapped by any of the success killers.

In this post, we will identify various limitations in your path to achieve goals and how to avoid them.

Comparing Yourself with Others

Stop comparing yourself to others. No one is perfect. Every person has a unique talent. Someone’s weakness might be your strength and vice-versa. Look up to people with a similar talent for inspiration, but don’t compare your strengths with theirs. Accept yourself the way you are and move forward in the right direction.

Comparing yourself to others has many negative outcomes, such as:

Low self-confidence: You only compare your weaknesses with other people’s strengths. It lowers your self-confidence level.

Waste your precious time: On comparing yourself to other people, you waste time instead of doing some productive activity.

Underestimate yourself: You overlook the unique talent you have. You forget your life purpose and are unable to move ahead in the right direction.

Forget about your passion: You are unable to follow your passion and lose your self-respect.

You waste your energy focusing on other people’s lives. It does not add any value to your life and distracts you from your aim.

Your life is precious. Take control of your life. If you keep comparing yourself with other people, you will be unhappy. Think about the talent you have with which you can help people around you. Visualize your true potential as it is an essential key to success.

Getting Influenced by Toxic People Around you

You can get influenced by your family, friends, social media, news, social groups, etc. But don’t get influenced by the limitations imposed on you by society. If someone failed, it doesn’t mean you too can’t achieve your goals. Do listen to everyone’s opinion, but don’t stop believing in yourself.

Also, some people will be jealous of your achievements. They will always find ways to lower your confidence. So, be aware of positive or negative influences and have complete faith in your abilities.

Lack of Courage to Face Failure and Move Alone

Fear of failure is one of the major killers of success. You don’t take action because of fear of failing. You don’t explore your full potential. Not taking action make you live a life you do not want to live and regret your decision in the long run.

So, don’t stop from fear of getting failed. Explore the world of opportunities. Learn from your mistakes, and do not stop until you achieve your goal.

Lack of Courage to Handle Success

Some people have a fear of success. They fear of being left alone upon being highly successful. They won’t fit into the crowd. If you want to do or achieve something big, you have to follow a lonely path. You need to be courageous enough to overcome the feeling of being left alone and handle criticism positively.

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Absence of Strong Work Ethics

What does work ethic mean? It means the determination, dedication, and discipline towards your work. If you want to live your dream, you have to work for it. You cannot fulfill your goals unless you put in a great effort. These great efforts are a combination of hard and smart work.

Check whether you have work ethic skills from the list below:

  • You always do quality work and meet the deadlines set for a specific task or goal.
  • You plan your task on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • You focus on how to complete your tasks without getting distracted.
  • You are regular in whatever you do.
  • You are committed to your work. Also, you try to improve your performance by learning new things. You keep developing new skills to keep growing.
  • You have a high productivity level. You try to complete projects before time with maximum output and minimum requirements.
  • You are ready to take the assistance of others.
  • You are polite, honest, and always respect others.
  • You take responsibility for success and failure both.
  • You are focused and organized.

If you follow these work ethic principles, your performance will improve manifolds. You will stand out among the crowd.

Always Find an Excuse for Your Failure

There is no space for excuses. You should take the responsibility for both success and failure. If you fail to achieve your goal, then do not give excuses for why you failed. Do not relax. Make a note of your mistakes so that you don’t repeat them again. Look for solutions. Never give up. Follow a different approach, and bounce back with full planning and energy to make your dream a reality.


No one is born successful. Success is achievable, but it cannot be achieved without hard work. Be aware of what is happening in your life. Try to get rid of success killers as soon as you notice them.

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Have you also experienced any blockages to your path to success?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Preeti Shah


Preeti Shah (author) from Delhi on October 24, 2020:

Thank you

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on October 23, 2020:

Those who even belief and depend on diabolical means of making it, as common in Nigeria, it has been revealed that their successes are limited, it will get to a point that their supposed progresses become stunted and started retarding, but those who work hard keeps on growing and as bible says they keep on shinning like the sun (Matthew 13:43). Good work!

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