The 7 Traps on the Way to Success
The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned or are not currently learning in church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Why some people are successful while other intelligent people are not?
What are the traps we ought to watch so we don’t fall prey to the enemy?
Here are 7 common traps for you to ponder and reflect:
1. Impatience. Delayed gratification is a key principle for lasting success. Patience is a virtue. All great things are worth waiting for.
2. Laziness. Laziness is taking the law of least resistance to the extreme. Leaving to nature we all choose to do the least. Combating laziness requires a deliberate attack on status quo until inertia takes over. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. Once momentum takes hold it is easier to keep going.
3. Pride and personal ego. Living without pride and ego is easy to say but hard to do. Kill your personal ego. Shift the pride and ego towards your cause and the teams working to realize your vision.
4. Lack of understanding of wealth. Successful people are wealthy. Wealth is a lot more than money. Wealth includes plenty of free time, money, health, and great relationships. Wealth is a way of thinking. We attract and become what we think.
5. Lack of love. Love for what one does is the key to success. Loving what we do generates energy so we can audaciously pursue our dreams proving to the world that love is the most powerful force.
6. Envy. Never compare yourself with others. We are all on different journeys. Become a better you. Envy corrodes and slowly eats your insides.
7. Lack of focus. Focus on our dreams and goals leads to lasting success. The world of full of distractions leading to nasty ditches difficult to get out. Find your purpose and chase it like a lion chases a gazelle. How bad do you want what you want? Are you willing to sacrifice certain things short term so you can have them long term?
No one can become truly successful without helping others to be successful.
Have you extended a hand to someone else today?
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)