The One Mistake That’s Holding You Back from Success

In times where every second Instagram ad is shouting at your face, claiming to make you a fortune, how and why are most of us not successful?!

The question is valid. For if it weren’t, you wouldn’t be here spending your precious time reading a blog.

Rather, you’d be managing your successful endeavor. And maybe I’d be reaching you with a “Facing difficulties with your business revenue? Let me help you with copy that converts!” advert.


And that copy was just an example. (cringing at my own copy)


So, what’s the issue?

We’re getting there. Hang on!

We all know it, and there’s no doubt that this internet era has a plethora of opportunities to achieve success. So why are you still reading this blog written by a random copy guy on the internet and still searching for your share of successful achievements?

Lack of organized action toward your goal!

Let me explain…

You watch some random video or read some blog towards achieving your goal. You’re now pumped to take action. You start with the next chapter to learn more. And the next one. And the next one!

Two hours later, you’re on the 8th or 9th video of “How to be successful?” or probably drained from reading three to four detailed blogs on the same topic.

Taking in all that information, you now say to yourself. This weekend, I’d sit down, prepare a plan (which is usually ambiguous), and get started.

End result?

You absorbed great knowledgeable pieces of content that can actually change the course of your life.

But how much of it was put into action?!


What actually happens…

By the time the weekend’s there, you already have another plan with friends, a date night, or maybe you call it a Netflix n Chill night.

Or maybe the worse of all — you wake up Monday morning only to realize the weekend went in a jiffy and all you did was nothing!

Sounds relatable?

Well, it did for me until I made the shift. And by no means am I stopping you from attaining specialized knowledge. In fact, I’d encourage you for it!

But that specialized knowledge if not put into action is pointless. The adage “Knowledge is Power” is not all true. It’s potential power. It only becomes power when put into action in the right direction.

Yes, the right direction.

I’ll just leave it there for the direction here. You probably got the gist, but if you’d want to know what underlies the basic surface of what I meant, I’ve talked about this in my previous blog, 4 Simple Steps to Getting Successful at Any Skill.

The compounding effect

The best way to avoid this mistake is to simply start taking action, even if it’s just a small step. Once you start moving, you break the inertia of stagnation. You build momentum! The more you keep going, the closer you’re to your goals.

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Even if your tasks seem to be gigantic and overwhelming, these simple tips should help!

  • Setting small, achievable goals

Don’t try to do too much at once. Start with small, achievable goals that you know you can reach. This will help you build the confidence and momentum we just talked about. At the least, it’ll get you started.

  • Break down large goals into smaller steps

If you have a large goal, break it down into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make it seem less daunting and more achievable.

  • Take action every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes

The key to success is consistency. Make a commitment to take action every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Talking about success and reading about mistakes, you shouldn’t miss this piece — The Secret to Success I Wish I Knew Earlier.

And yes, I know they sound simple, and it’s because they are! Yet, extremely effective!

Although I’ve linked a few more valuable blogs for you, I’d first recommend getting started, taking action, and then coming back to read more.

If it helps, makes you feel any better, or sparks even the dimmest light of satisfaction in you, I’ll be right here with more such blogs for you. In that case, just make sure you’ve followed me.

Until next week and a few more steps closer to your goals!

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