Why You’re Not Successful

Wow…it is crazy to me how much psycho-babble there is about success on the internet. I buy into some of it, namely that most of us limit ourselves because deep down we don’t believe we can or should succeed…but…there is still a LOT of nonsense out there. The challenge with it is that you can end up feeling like you need a therapist to help you fix your subconscious beliefs before you can be successful…it becomes just one more obstacle on your journey.

While beliefs do play a huge role in a person’s success, there is one word that trumps belief every time: Action. You’ve probably heard someone say something like “I didn’t believe it would work, but I tried it anyway and it did!” So if you get stuck trying to figure out what you believe and why (paralysis by analysis), the best way to get unstuck is by simply taking bold action.

Action always trumps belief. Always.

What is the number one reason why most people are not successful? Lack of Focused Action.

There are several reasons why people don’t take action…most of them go back to the issue of belief – they don’t believe they can succeed, don’t believe they are worthy of success, or don’t believe they have any value to offer the world. The rest of them usually center on the word “fear” – fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of succeeding then being exposed for who you “really” are, etc.

“Don’t be afraid, only believe.” – Jesus (Mark 5:36)

Fear and unbelief are siamese twins. Whenever you feel afraid you can always ask yourself, “what lie am I believing?” Likewise, if you’re stuck in the quicksand of unbelief, you can usually figure out why by asking “what am I afraid of right now that is causing me to hesitate?”

It’s Never the Right Time

If you ask people why they don’t take action, most will say “I don’t have time.” This is usually a cop-out. The real reasons for not taking action are either because of fear and unbelief, or it simply isn’t a priority. Either way, let’s be honest and give the true reason for our inaction instead of blaming poor time on everything. Now if you catch yourself saying “I don’t have time,” ask yourself how many hours a day the President has…that should bring you back to reality. The issue isn’t time, but priority.

What is one thing you can take action on right now that will get you closer to being debt-free or help you reach your financial or personal goals? Why haven’t you taken that action yet? Identify exactly what the action is that you need to take, and if you can’t do it immediately, schedule it on your calendar for sometime in the next seven days. The only thing separating you from the success you desire is consistent action in the right direction. Take action today.

Committed to your success,


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One Response to “Why You’re Not Successful”

  1. Whitney Says:

    Wow! I loved the verse that you shared. Fear is something that I have faced quite frequently since starting out on this new adventure. But I know that back in March God laid it on my heart to help people financially. That’s when I decided to quit my job and start following Him. Since I made that move it does seem like Satan is working more and more causing me to have doubt and fear but I have been down this road financially and it was a lot worse. I know now that there is no turning back and I’m not going to put it off. I told my husband that I don’t want to look back when I’m 60 years old and say “I wished when I was in my 30’s that I would have just followed my dream and become a financial coach”. The time is now and no matter what happens God will still get the glory. Great post!


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