When successful people make mistakes, they don't feel demotivated about their own struggles. Instead, they make every effort to fix their mistakes, no matter how tough it may be. Getting beyond these struggles can help you become a more successful person.
1. Pessimistic Mindset
Every person's life is thrown a curveball, rather than worrying and whining about how things could have been different, be grateful for the minor blessings and figure out the best way to solve the challenges you're experiencing. Being pessimistic simply serves to depress you. When you sense negativity emanating from someone else, keep a safe distance from them.
For example, in 1994, just three years before the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released, J.K. Rowling had just divorced, was on government assistance, and could barely afford to feed her kid. But soon her books became a worldwide success because she kept trying despite feeling dejected, thus, overcoming a pessimistic mindset in spite of challenging circumstances is imperative.
Allowing age to define who you are or create restrictions for you is never a good idea. Never believe anybody who tells you that you can't accomplish anything because you're too old or too young. There will be no stopping you if you let your passion to lead you.
For instance, Colonel Harland Sanders was dismissed from a number of positions during his career before opening his roadside Shell Service Station, when he was 40 years old, and cooked chicken during the Great Depression. He served meals in his connected personal living quarters because his petrol station didn't have a restaurant. He developed his "Secret Recipe" and pressure fryer cooking procedure for his famed fried chicken over the following ten years and expanded into larger sites. All this after 40, so it’s never too late to become successful!
3. Societal Pressures
Someone will always convince you that whatever goal you've set for yourself is unattainable. Even if they don't say it to your face, they'll always believe you've taken on more than you can handle. Don't allow what people say to stop you from achieving your goals.
Take, for example, Elvis Presley, success came after failure. Elvis' music courses were a flop. As a kid, he was a social outcast. He was working as a truck driver while attempting to launch his recording career. After his first paying gig, his manager told him, “You ain’t goin’ nowhere, son.” But Elvis persevered. Later on, his music picked up and he is the famous Elvis Presley as we know it today!
Fear is nothing more than a feeling brought on by your active imagination. It's the uneasy surge of adrenaline you get when you're about to walk in front of a speeding automobile. Successful people flip fear on its head and revel in the euphoric feeling they get when they conquer their fears. If you allow fear to hold you back, you'll never be able to accomplish anything meaningful.
At the start of his career, Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was chastised for his lack of creativity. He didn't allow an early rejection to get the best of him, and he went on to create characters like Donald Duck and Goofy.
5. Repeated Failures
No matter how many times you fall in life, the capacity to get back up and finish the race is what makes you a winner. The sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, is often regarded as one of the country's best presidents. Despite this, he got off to a shaky start. Even the toughest of men might have been shattered by a humiliating army dishonour, a run of failed companies, and political losses.
6. Toxic People
Individuals that are toxic drag you down with them, whereas bright people help you reach your greatest potential. Toxic individuals have a hard time believing in others who are working hard to achieve their goals. You'll be surrounded by negativity, cruelty, or plain crazy if you spend too much time with toxic individuals. As a result, it's critical that you surround yourself with individuals who can assist you in achieving your goals. It is up to you to decide how successful you want to be. You can easily overcome the five hurdles outlined above with the correct amount of excitement and effort.
Some of the most successful firms in recent history have been started by brilliant pairings. Apple's Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak lived in the same neighbourhood, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paul Allen met in prep school, and Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford.
7. Lack of Clarity
If we're trying to manage our careers or lives without clarity, it's almost impossible to figure out what we need to do to reach success. Author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek offers some excellent advice for businesses on how to get clarity, and it applies to almost every part of life. Start with your WHY when it comes to communicating your "message," according to Sinek. Thus, attaining clarity is integral in your journey.
8. Making Comparisons
We have a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others. This is how we'll know if we're on the right track and how we can continue to improve. Our energy levels may collapse if we get into the habit of continuously making comparisons and thereby we are bound to feel low at different points of life. It's just as vital to be conscious of how much focus you put on keeping up with what you think everyone else is doing as it is to be aware of how much emphasis you put on excellence.
9. Unreasonable Expectations
It's critical to have huge dreams, as it enables great ideas and inspiration to bubble up to the top of our consciousness. However, if our dreams aren't based on the reality of our actual resources, we risk disappointment. Success is built on the foundation of fair expectations. If you haven't been exposed to the concept of making SMART objectives, now is an excellent time to start.
10. Loss of Control
Success gives you power, but there are always things beyond your control. The most successful people must confront situations over which they have no control and overcome forces beyond their control. Van Gogh's work was a failure throughout his lifetime, while he was alive, he steadily began to establish a reputation, but he was not without his detractors. Out of frustration, he burned and destroyed many of his paintings, and he was known to only sell one painting and eventually murdered himself because he refused to work to overcome his failure. However, his work began to receive widespread acclaim soon after his death. This serves as an important story on maintaining control over oneself because we never know when success is around the corner.
Therefore, these are some of the struggles you may face on your road to success. These stories and examples are an excellent reminder for you to keep pursuing your goals and overcoming challenges to attain your desired life!