The 7 worst success killers

The 7 worst success killers for entrepreneurs and small business owners

The road to success is not paved with gold !

The road is often strewn with obstacles that we place on it. In other words, our habits can prevent us from reaching our goals, realizing our dreams and succeeding in life. To put all the odds in your favour, here are the 7 worst habits that prevent success. Let's go !

Waiting for the "perfect" moment

As they say, "you should never put off until tomorrow what you can do on the same day". Don't wait for the "right" time to start an online business or a company, to learn a new language... or to take a training course! The perfect time to start is now. If you don't get involved until the "right" time comes along, you risk missing out on opportunities.

"Hope makes you live, waiting makes you die"

So stop waiting and take the courage to succeed and make your dreams come true.

It's time to take the bull by the horns.

Seeking for approval

Seeking the approval of others is the worst habit that prevents success. While it's important to have the opinion of others, you don't have to be always looking for others to get a pat on the back. Trying to get validation from those around you will only slow you down.

Seeking the approval of others adds an unnecessary step to the decision-making process.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”

Said Lao Tzu, a Chinese wise man


Complaining is a path to failure. It is one of the bad habits that must be banned from your life, now. Spending the day complaining about things you can't change leads to nowhere. It's a negative attitude that could ruin your life, or at least damage your health.

Any negative thinking prevents you from living happily and fulfilling your dreams. In order to succeed, it is strongly advised to be "positive".

Lacking self-confidence

According to personal development specialists, lack of self-confidence traps the person in a series of negative thoughts. It is a habit that kills and buries our dreams. Self-doubt and fear of rejection will only fuel feelings of uncertainty and indecision.

To prepare a "recipe" that leads to success, self-confidence is one of the most important points not to miss! Otherwise, it is obvious that you would have little chance of success.

Wanting to be perfect

Ladies and gentlemen, nobody is perfect! The constant search for perfection can only slow you down and put obstacles in your path to success. We all make mistakes and these are an integral part of our learning process. We learn from our mistakes every day, which can only make us stronger and more experienced.

To achieve your goals, it is important to set SMART goals:

- S : Specific

- M : Measurable

- A : Attainable

- R : Relevant

- T : Time-based

Read more about SMART goals on our dedicated article here

Never asking questions

If you think you know it all, we unfortunately have some bad news for you: you are very much mistaken. In order to achieve your goals, it is important to get professional advice and ask questions.

When you want to start an online business for example, it is almost impossible to know everything. To avoid unpleasant surprises, turn to the specialists and ask them all the questions that come to mind. Their answers will certainly be very useful.

And don't forget to continually improve your knowledge. Successful people always read books, take training courses, attend conferences, etc.

Knowledge is a rare "commodity" that helps you dream bigger.

Blaming others for your mistakes

Mistakes are part of our daily life and learning process. The most important thing is to learn from them. Never blame others for their mistakes! This bad habit always leads to failure. Banish it from your life !

Mistakes should always be seen as a source of knowledge and learning.

"You learn to walk by falling."

So :

1. Stop complaining,

2. Take responsibility for your actions

3. Learn from what mistakes can teach you !

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