We all know that one person right?

The one that complains about their life constantly yet does nothing to improve it. You know the ones that literally suck the air out of the room, whining about their job or finances while you nod your head in fake sympathy.

Sure, you care, but countless times you have given them advice to create positive change and they have never taken it. So, sadly, here you are again; waiting for right moment to end the conversation because you realize it’s a lost cause.

Why do people eagerly invite others into their misery? yet resist advice that could create some real change in their lives? Perhaps they enjoy the attention their sob story receives time after time because I can’t imagine anyone truly wants to live like that. Here are reasons why I believe people get stuck:

Fear

Fear of the unknown stops people from trying to abandon their misery. It sounds ridiculous, but many people would rather wallow in the sadness of their known reality rather than risk finding a new and improved one. The result is a lifetime of not trying, letting doubt and fear call the shots in an effort to avoid failure.

Lack of work ethic

Accomplished professional athletes aren’t born champions and certainly don’t depend on luck to succeed; they earn it through hard work and the willingness to try. Just ask Michael Jordan, one of the greatest NBA basketball players of all time. He said: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed. I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” To be successful like Mike, you must first try.

Poor mindset

You know that saying you are what you eat? Nutritionally speaking, that is true—people who eat healthy tend to be healthier. The same theory applies to an individuals’ mindset. If a person believes they are not good or smart enough and doubts their capabilities, then guess what—they will unintentionally convince those around them to think the same. In contrast, by having a confident attitude they show they are worth investing in, both professionally and personally.

Success is wonderful, and failure is not, but it is in the trying that people prove their worth and gain valuable experience. As a successful entrepreneur and businessman, I have had the honour of helping countless individuals and businesses leave the fear of failure behind as they try new things to become successful. Are you ready to start trying too? Contact me today to start the next new chapter in your life! It is never too late to try.