4 Things That Could Be Hindering Your Success


When it comes to achieving your goals and dreams, sometimes yourself is your worst enemy. In fact, you’ll likely find that it’s the small things that’s holding you back—things that you can easily alter.

The following are some of the things that could be hindering your success. Know what these are, and evaluate yourself. If any of these things have become a part of your norm, take the necessary action to improve your chances of success.

  1. Negative Space

Your environment has enormous effect on your physical and mental well-being. If you exist in a space where you’re not truly happy, perhaps because of some bad memories, you’re unconsciously pulling yourself down.

By placing yourself in a positive and enjoyable place, where you feel at ease and appreciated, the pleasure center of the brain is activated and it’s likely that you become more willing to chase your goals.

  1. Doubtful

Sometimes, we do not realize that we’re already questioning our abilities. If you are one of those people who doesn’t even try because you think you can’t make it or you’re not good enough them, snap out of it now!

Don’t allow this little voice in your head get the best of you. When you start to doubt what you can do, you’re starting to believe that you won’t succeed, and those beliefs will then turn into reality. Stop the negativity and start believing in your capabilities.

  1. Fear of Failure

Failure may not be a pleasant experience, but it’s normal and nothing’s wrong with it. What’s wrong is that when you’re not even trying at all. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is allowing fear to come between you and your goals. It’s like you’re putting up an imaginary wall that’s hindering you from getting to the other side.

Break through this wall, and you’ll see that fear only exists in your head. Even if you fail on the first try, you’ll learn something along the way, which will help improve your next attempt for better chance of success.

  1. Procrastination

If you delay doing what you need to do, you’ll run out of enough time to do it properly, or worse run out of time to do anything at all.

If you’re after a promotion, sitting around and doing nothing won’t get you any closer to it. Even if the ball is thrown right at you, you still need to move a bit to catch it—same thing with your hopes and dreams. All the excuses you may find, valid or not, won’t get you closer to success.

Changing the way you see things and being more positive will open the door for more opportunities. Challenges and failure are all part of the journey, and as long as you believe that you can, success will come sooner than you have expected.