Wanting success and actually achieving success are two totally different things.

Barriers To SuccessWe all dream of having millions in the bank, the ideal job, the luxury house, the dream car and the perfect partner, but for us to have any chance of achieving all this then we must first be aware of the common barriers to success that we’re likely to run into.

As the saying goes forewarned is forearmed.

Therefore being aware of these common and debilitating barriers to success beforehand will better prepare you to deal with any obstacles and challenges that get in your way.

1. Poor attitude.

Our attitude is without doubt the biggest determinant to what kind of results we get in life.

Our attitude determines what we think and do, which ultimately determines what we create.

How many of us fail to get off first base or simply follow through with our plans because we sabotage our ability and results with toxic thoughts and negative self-talk.

2. Lack of Goals

Many people go through life without setting themselves any goals.

Without goals you have no map of where you want to go and what you want to achieve

Goals are vital cog in achieving success…start setting them!!!!

3. Self doubt.

The demon of self-doubt is one of the major barriers in preventing people from achieving success and realizing their goals.

Negative thoughts about whether we’re good enough to succeed often leads to us talking ourselves out of starting anything.

4. Giving Up

We’ve all been guilty of quitting at one time or other.

I recently read a quote by Anthony Robbins ‘When it looks impossible and you are ready to quit, victory is near.”

This so true…just ask R.U Darby and his uncle.

5. Fear of Failure

There is nothing wrong with having a fear of failing. Everyone fears failure. Even the Richard Branson’s and the Bill Gates’ of the world have been struck by the fear of failure at some point.

However, what you must ensure is to never let it paralyze and stop you from taking action.

The purpose of fear is not to restrict or inhibit, but to heighten our senses, increase our focus, and instill us with drive and determination

6. Poor planning.

Poor planning and implementation drastically reduce your chances of success. Proper strategic planning is a key requirement if failure and disappointment are to be avoided.

7. Procrastination

Your life is not a dress rehearsal. You only get one chance so don’t keep putting things off for tomorrow. Try and do something everyday which will bring you closer to realizing your goals

8. Listening To The Doubters and Naysayers

Avoid listening to negative comments or messages from family, friends or acquaintances. Their negative opinions will only serve to put you down, leading to you questioning and doubting your abilities to succeed.

9. Lack of Discipline And Self Control

Being able to resist distractions and temptations that get in the way of you achieving your goals is vital to ultimate success.

Discipline and self-control enables you to stick at things, persevere and follow through with any given tasks and projects.

10. Laziness

It so easy to slip into our old lazy routines, sit back and just wait for things to happen.

Unfortunately, nothing worthwhile is achieved without effort and hard work.

Success only arrives when we do what it takes…when we go that extra mile.

Success is something we all want savior. However, realizing notable success comes with many challenges

A good starting point is to firstly identify the major barriers to success so that you can then take the necessary steps and actions to accomplishing all that you want.

Author's Bio: 

Achieving success is never straightforward. For some it may come easy but for the majority it takes it takes a lot of time and hard work to. Overcome the barriers to success by following a simple formula that ensures your goals are achieved and your dreams are realized.