Here are 15 Reasons why you will not be successful or wealthy in 2018

It is yet another new year. We have all been blessed with 365 days or 8760 hours. What you will do with that time will influence how you will end the year. Most of us have made New Year resolutions and goals we want to achieve in 2018 but sad enough, many have already failed.

It is one thing to come up with goals and another to be committed to achieving them. The path to living your dreams is tough. You will get discouraged, beaten, mocked and even shamed. How big your goals are will determine whether you can push through the obstacles.

There is a quote that goes like, ”If you are interested, you will do what is necessary but if you are committed, you will do whatever it takes”

I urge everyone to be bold and courageous in 2018, work hard, give it all and you will get results.

Forget the New Year resolutions. Let’s make a new life’s resolution to be fully and authentically you.

That being said, there are people who, no matter what they hear, no matter what they go through or desire, they will never be successful, rich, wealthy or great. Here is a list of characteristics that define such people.

Search through and ask yourself if any of the characteristics define you and make changes.

List of 15 Reasons why you will never be successful or wealthy in 2018

  • Complain a lot – always asking why me
  • You are Lazy
  • Lack standards and powerful rituals
  • Lack of Purpose or Goals
  • You think the world owes you
  • Hate change – Feel entitled & Love your comfort zone
  • You worship money
  • Spending too much time on social media
  • You are not committed – Never finish what you start & Easily distracted
  • Lack of Passion
  • Negativity – Think small
  • Give up easily
  • Lack of plan
  • You are a perfectionist
  • You never learn – Think you know it all

If you change your thinking and your surroundings, you will be wealthy in 2018. You can achieve anything you want in life if you are ready to work for it and go get it.

Top 15 Reason why you will never be successful or wealthy in Life

#1 Complain a lot – always asking why me

There some people complain about everything around them. They see everything as an obstacle to their success. These people wake up every day feeling like they are cursed and only bad things are meant to happen to them. They never take the initiative to own up to their situations.

#2 You are Lazy

If you are lazy, you will most likely never succeed for the rest of your life. Being lazy means sleeping early and waking up late; spending the whole day watching TV, looking down on some jobs among others.

#3 Lack standards and powerful Rituals

Standards and rituals will guide you to success. They help you do what you need to do even when you don’t feel like it. Standards act as a guide that teaches you that your goals matter most and you don’t have a care what others think of you. Rituals act as a roadmap to achieving your goals.

#4 Lack Purpose or Goals

What are your goals? Why are you in this world? How do you want your biography to read when you are gone? What drives you? Why do you wake up early in the morning? If you have a strong purpose, you will do whatever it takes to succeed. But if you don’t, you will do only what is necessary to pay bills and survive.

#5 You think the world owes you

Nobody owes you anything. Not your family, friends, relatives, the Government or spouse. If you don’t have a job, sleep hungry or are poor, most of the time it’s because you choose to. You owe it to yourself. You can choose to act or sit back and complain forever.

#6 Hate change – Feel entitled & Love your comfort zone

When you have food, you have paid your bills, you have clothes and everything is going on well, that is the time you get comfortable. You are afraid to take the risk because of fear of losing what is already there. You feel entitled to the possessions at hand. It is only when situations change that you realize that positive change is inevitable.

#7 You worship money

What would be left of you if all the money you have was taken away from you? If you ask yourself this question, you will realize that money is not everything. Having a purpose will be more memorable than the money. Have something that is worth living for.

If you are a young person and jobless, don’t always seek a job that pays you a lot of money. Pick a job that you would do even if money was delayed at the end of the month.

#8 Spending too much time on social media

This is one of the major reasons why many people end up miserable and not successful. Social media is not bad. It is a good way of connecting with friends and family as well as to promote your business. But if you are spending half of your day whining and feeling bad because your post does not get comments or likes, chances are that you will die a poor and miserable person.

#9 You are not committed – Never finish what you start & easily distracted

Some people have great ideas and amazing goals. What differentiates successful people and the unsuccessful ones is not how cool their ideas are. It is the commitment and energy to make the ideas work. They put all their focus on the idea until it works. These people believe so much in what they are doing and don’t get distracted by anything on the side. This is true for people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Chris Kirubi and others.

#10 Lack Passion

If you want to be unsuccessful, keep doing something that drains the energy out of you. Keep waking up and going to a job that you hate!

#11 Negativity – Think small

Some people are so negative. They see a problem in everything and will discourage you not to take risks. Their thinking is very small and will always look down on everyone who is trying to be successful. For you to succeed, you need to avoid these types of people like wildfire.

#12 Give up easily

If you quite every time you face a challenge, you will never be great. You need to keep going, fight through problems, have sleepless nights, face disappointments and criticisms and eventually, you will make it. This is true if you love what you do.

#13 Lack plan

Many people lack a plan of how to achieve their goals. They just have goals. To succeed, you need to come up with a plan on how to execute your goals step by step.

#14 You are a perfectionist

Nothing is perfect at the beginning. If you wait for the perfect time to get something done, you will never even leave the ground. Get started and improve along the way.

#15 You never learn – Think you know it all

In whatever you do, just know that there is always someone out there who is way smarter than you. Keep learning new ways of doing things. Interact with people in your field. And never ever think you know it all.


As Eric Thomas says, “Everyone wants to be a beast until it is time to do what real beasts do”.

Change your perspective on how you view life, take risks, learn more, take action and you will be successful.

Leave a comment or contact me with anything you would like some help on and I will do my best to advise you.