Actions That Inhibit Success


They say that to be successful, we must do what successful do. Another way to look at this is, to be unsuccessful, we must do what unsuccessful people do. There are things that get in the way of your success. Maybe you’re not aware of it, or maybe you are, but there are actions that you must avoid to unleash your full business potential.

It’s not that you don’t work hard and you don’t have the willingness to succeed. There are just some mistakes that people do and it sets them back in their business careers. But don’t worry, it’s not too late to fix these actions that inhibit success.

Choosing and Keeping the Wrong People

Some may say that to have a prosperous business, you must choose the right people. If you think that you’re martial arts school is not moving forward, then you have to re-evaluate all of the positions in your company, even yours. Then determine the people that need to be moved, trained, or If need be, removed from your school.

When hiring new people choose the ones that share your values. And ignore the ones that will not fit your company’s culture.


I’ve done a couple of business articles regarding the evils of micromanaging and based on further research, it has become one of the reasons why entrepreneurs don’t become successful. Remember, you want to grow and expand; you want to build an empire. You need people that you can trust so show them that you’re willing to place upon some important responsibilities by not micromanaging.

Not Admitting Your Mistakes

Some successful people have narcissism and god complexes and a little bit of these traits is not that bad. But as a leader, you should also acknowledge that you also make mistakes, and you know what? It shows that you are humble, willing to take risks, and willing to learn. You’ll send this message to your whole staff that you’re not always right and they can voice their opinions when they think you’re doing something wrong for your martial arts school.

Finding and Making Excuses

I have a personal motto; when you’re doing something right, never question it. Thinking is good. It helps us survive, avoid mistakes, and generally just make us function as human beings. But whenever you know that you’re about to do something right, thinking gets in the way. Because laziness gets in the way and the brain helps you find reasons not to move forward. Excuses are born and it justifies your decision not do the right thing you were supposed to do. Be brave enough to push on. Create options, not excuses. Be flexible, and if I may borrow a slogan from one famous sports clothing company, just do it.

It’s okay to make mistakes, and admit you’re just human. Learn new things, hear the advice of others, choose the right people, and learn to trust them. And finally, don’t make excuses that will inhibit your growth.

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