The world has a lot of people who don’t like sharing the recipe for success. But there are millions of people who will be willing to share some dumb advice with you. Now, do not get offended by this statement because the truth hurts. We all know some of those people who are unsuccessful in life and give some really irrelevant and unrealistic advice.
Let’s look at some dumb pieces of advice by unsuccessful people:
1. Be Yourself
By far, one of the worst pieces of advice that you will get to hear from so many people. You should never just be yourself. You should always be the best version of yourself. There’s a huge difference between both these things. Find out what you want to be and not what you are. Once you figure that out, try working on becoming that desired person.
2. Just wait and let your love come to you
This is one misconception that needs to die. People do not even go out and meet new people and expect love to happen to them like it is some kind of magic. Love cannot happen magically; stop selecting the wrong people for yourself. If you want to date someone successful then first of all become successful yourself.
3. Work Harder
This might sound inspirational but in reality, even this is not good advice. If just working hard would be enough to make you a millionaire then at least half of our population should be rich by this time. But clearly, this is not the case. This is an important thing but not the ultimate thing. You need to have a lot many things to become a successful person in life.
4. Think positive and the world will make it happen
Yes, think positive is probably one of the easiest things that you can do for yourself. But is that enough? No, it’s not! This is simply because whatever you do will define what is going to happen to you as a consequence. For example – if you eat a lot of junk food, you will become obese, if you do not go out, you won’t meet new people, etc. It is basic and it would be better for you to learn it as soon as possible.
5. Time heals all wounds
Time doesn’t heal all wounds, you just learn how to live with them. This might work when you have to get over some college crush or when your favorite dress got sold out. Try telling this to someone who has just lost their loved ones because nothing in this world will take away that pain. Some permanent damages can never be healed.
6. Everything happens for a reason
Things do not just happen. They happen because your actions made them happen. It’s just simple physics, Newton’s 3rd law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The world doesn’t care about anyone and remember everyone is replaceable. Sorry to burst your bubble – it is what it is.
7. You need money to make money
This is one piece of advice that you might get from every other entrepreneur. Become knowledgeable first and use time as your biggest asset. Use your knowledge to make money in the early stage of your life and THEN use that money to build an empire.
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8. We are all born equal
Sorry to say this to you, but we aren’t born equal. Everyone has different privileges and they use them to leverage their success. People in different places have different challenges. Some people get a very good platform to kick off their career because their parents were successful and some simply have to work twice as hard to even reach the starting point.
9. Young people have all the time in the world
This doesn’t make any sense. Life is the most unpredictable thing in the world and no one knows what tomorrow holds for you. So stop thinking that you are too young and you can get that job done tomorrow. No, get it done now as you do not know what is going to happen tomorrow.
10. Good things come to those who wait
Things do not just come to you automatically. Good things can only be earned in various ways. Get up, do your job, invest in yourself, make yourself better and see extra rewards coming your way. You do not have to wait for good things rather than make those things come to you through your work.
11. What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger
Why do people even consider this a piece of advice? We only get a few shots in life and please do not waste it on these stupid quotes. You will never hear such quotes from a successful person because they know the importance of success and failure in life.
12. Always follow your heart
No, you shouldn’t always rely on your heart. It might lead you to some major failures in life. Every crucial step you take has to be calculated enough to avoid any damage. Gut feeling is a sure thing but that has to be trained by you so that it can give an accurate result at least 75% of the time.
13. Do what you love
This is one piece of advice that everyone just loves giving. You cannot just do what you love if that thing isn’t making you money or isn’t bringing food to your table. You can do these things once you become successful and rich but do not think about doing anything that doesn’t take care of you and your family.
14. Winners never quit and quitters never win
This is for sure bad advice. The better version might be that winners know how to adapt to any kind of situation. The world can become the most uncomfortable place to be and it might throw you into some very difficult situations. But people who learn to survive in that situation are the winners, simply because they know the art of adaptation.
15. God never gives a burden that you can’t hold
We didn’t want to break this misconception to you, but it is not true. The world isn’t fair and it doesn’t run by your rules. You need to learn about all the actions and consequences. No one is testing you as everything is happening due to some or the other result of the ecosystem. Learn to live with this and fight with all the difficulties.
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