If you’ve found your road to success riddled with roadblocks and can’t seem to find your way to the success you crave, perhaps it’s time to look within. Only then can you find the real things blocking your path so you can go over, around, or through them to get where you want to be. These are some of the common culprits that stand between motivated people, like you, and the success they crave.
The pursuit of perfection is a pointless pursuit, one that can leave you unfulfilled and frustrated. Some people are too paralyzed to try something until they feel what they offer can be perfect. So, they do nothing. Ultimately, perfectionism prevents them from accomplishing anything at all.
Fear of Failure
This one is a huge roadblock to success. Some of the greatest inventions throughout history have risen from the ashes of monumental failures. The key is to fail forward. Irish author, Samuel Beckett said, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” In business and in life, failure is often the catalyst that leads to amazing success. Stop living in fear and learn to embrace it instead.
Focusing on the Destination and not the Journey
Some people are so focused on where they want to be that they forget to enjoy the journey. That’s an unfortunate circumstance because the journey is where the growth and abundance take place. Plus, all the best scenery takes place along the way on any journey. Don’t let yourself get so focused on the ultimate success you desire that you forget to celebrate the small successes and joys you experience along the way.
Skipping the Small Steps in Pursuit of the Giant Leaps
Every journey is a series of small steps, whether you’re building a business, working on goals in your personal life, or making strides for the sake of your health. These small steps are what get you to your destination. The giant leaps may fuel your ego, but they leave you weary and worn out afterward. It wasn’t the hare that sprinted off ahead that won the race; it was the slow and steady tortoise who stayed the course who ultimately achieved victory and success.
Perhaps one of the worst roadblocks is one we create entirely of excuses. From self-defeating words, like “I can’t” or “It’s too hard” to coming up with a list of justifications or reasons why you failed. Excuses weigh you down and prevent you from the success you’re so capable of achieving.
This is yet another roadblock completely of our own making. It is one that robs us of success through delay. It’s not an easy propensity to overcome but once you learn to remove it as an obstacle for your success, can be life changing.
Are these the roadblocks preventing you from achieving the success you desire? It is within your power to overcome them so you can enjoy the success you deserve. Practice changing your mindset a little bit every day and you’ll revel in your newfound success.