This is a guest post from M.Farouk Radwan of 2knowmyself.
Do you know what success is?
It’s not becoming the richest person on earth or getting married to the hottest person alive. It’s all about getting what you want in life.
Once you get what you want in life, you won’t just be successful – you will experience joy, happiness and satisfaction with your life.
Sadly, most people never manage to get what they want in life. I wrote this post to tell you the 5 common mistakes people make so you can avoid them.
1) Give up Along the Way
The number one reason for failure is giving up. There is a quote that says “you only fail when you stop trying”. All successful people have failed more than once, but in the end they became successful because they refused to give up. The moment you give up is the same moment that you admit defeat. If you want to succeed in life, then keep going and one day you will make it.
2) Settle for What they Don’t Want
Some people get tired of the road to success, so they decide to lower their goals and settle for what they don’t really want. While these people save themselves a lot of effort, they live their lives feeling unhappy and dissatisfied. If you know what you really want, then don’t ever settle for what you don’t want or you will become miserable.
3) Deceive Themselves
Some people are smarter. They can’t admit defeat by not feeling bad and at the same time they don’t have enough will to fight for what they want. They do a very smart thing called self deception. The person who never manages to reach an important goal convinces themselves that they didn’t really want it. That’s how they deceive themselves!
4) Acquire False Beliefs
Some people acquire false beliefs that help them live a guilt free life without bothering to pursue their goals. The person who fails to become rich could convince themselves that all rich people are thieves and that they can’t be among thieves. By doing so, they escape from their guilt and at the same time save themselves from putting in the effort.
5) Lose their Self Confidence
Finally a person could decide that they can’t really get what they are after, so they stop trying. By doing so, they exchange what’s left of their self confidence with the comfort they will get when they stop trying.
Do you really want to be successful?
If you really want success then you must pay the price. You must fight hard, refuse to give up and remain persistent until you get what you want.
You can read more insightful posts by M.Farouk Radwan at 2knowmyself.