4 Things That Will Keep You From Being A Success

Said Sir Richard Branson, “The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.”

The single greatest aspect keeping people from being successful is twofold.

  1. They haven’t established what success i will be when they reach it.
  2. Execution. Not just a dream. But a dream on wheels.


I quite like these words by Dostoevsky, “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”  –

Additional tips from Inc:

Look up to people who are successful in your space, whether in work or in life. Keep jealousy and envy in check.

Here’s what you should do: Emulate them. Analyze what they’ve done right and how you can use their teachings to propel you to success of your own. But beware the negativity that festers inside if you allow yourself to get envious–there’s a reason they call envy the green-eyed monster.

There’s an old saying a friend in college shared with me: You can’t soar like an eagle if you’re surrounded by a bunch of turkeys.

Avoid negative people, complainers, and those who suck the life out of you by taking without giving. It’s hard to move forward with your plans when you’re constantly bombarded by the negativity of people around you. Instead, surround yourself with successful, positive people.


Jim Woods is a competitive strategy and performance coach and founder of InnoThink Group a management consulting firm located in Colorado Springs, CO. where he serves as president. His firm contracts with experienced consultants from firms such as Bain, Accenture and Mckinsey.

Jim has worked with Fortune 500 firms, US military and non-profits. He brings a unique background of business, interpersonal skills, experience, to each of his consulting, speaking and coaching engagements. He is a sought after speaker on strategic leaders, competitive strategy, innovation, team building, employee engagement and uncertainty. To contact Jim for an engagement contact him at his website. Click here. 


Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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