Success is harder to achieve and maintain because it requires a more focused set of actions. So, many people do not have the time, patience, or discipline to achieve great goals. As a result, failure is the default because of how easy it is to achieve it. For example, if the grass is not cut, it will grow. If money is not saved, it will be spent. And if time is not used wisely, it will be wasted. If children are not taught discipline, they will run amok and take the path of least resistance.
While the actions of unsuccessful people are more chaotic, frantic, and spastic, the actions of successful people are more sequential, defined, and orderly. Successful people are people who took the narrow road, who passed through the tiny hole of a needle. They started earlier and stayed later than most people, literally and metaphorically. Naturally, they become the envy of those who have not taken the narrow road and those who are less focused with their actions.
If you don’t practice self-discipline, you will not achieve your goals. Only a small set of actions done every single day will lead to success over time.
Here are five kinds of people who don’t achieve success in life.
Those who are isolated from information
Information is vital, especially in the modern world. Those who are not in the know about certain things, and who do not actively search for important information will never succeed because opportunities and other good things will always pass them by. By interacting with many people, browsing the internet, meeting people on social network, visiting Q and A (Questions and answers) sites, you increase your accessibility to vital information.
Those who lack self-discipline
There are so many people who expect to achieve great goals by putting minimal effort. These people are not ready to make important sacrifices and be committed to their goals. They have illusions about their future accomplishments, while basking in laziness and distractions in the present. Self-discipline is one of the key factors to achieving wonderful goals in one’s life.
Those who blame other people for their failure
People who are in the habit of pointing fingers at other people when they fail have not learnt to take absolute responsibility for their lives. Playing the victim will never get you anywhere, other than making you stay a victim. More so, if you are the type of person who believe that you are entitled to anything from the world, you are unlikely to succeed in life.
Those who avoid risk
If you play a game, you may win or lose. However, if you don’t play a game for fear of losing, you can never win any game in your life. Life is about living with its ups and downs. ‘No risk, no gain’ is a hard truth of life. If you wish to succeed in life, learn to accept risk as part of your life.
Those who lack strong support from family and friends
It has once been said by an anonymous author that, ‘A strong healthy family upbringing is the single greatest advantage in life- greater than natural ability, IQ, talent, or anything else. Similarly, an unhealthy family background is the single greatest disadvantage in life.’ Parents who prioritize their children over themselves have a lot to benefit from such action.