Why don’t some people become successful despite their potentials?

If people follow the conventional way without being innovative and creative, it is hardly possible to be successful. People have always seen education, merit, and hard work as a means of success. But this theory does not work

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Some people do not become successful because they follow the wrong ways and waste their potentials by using their energies in hopeless places.

They are just stereotyped to think that hard work will bring them success. They also overrate merit and education which are not crucial for success.

By hard work, you can at best make way for the living, but it never makes people successful. Hard work sometimes undermines creativity. You need needs creative energy to achieve things in life. You need pleasant and stress-free life to have innovative thoughts. Success does not mean to have an ordinary life.

You do not need name and fame or enormous wealth to be successful. But you need at least a happy life with lovely family, a good car, a good house and a job. Hard work means a life under mental pressure and burden. You feel obligated to do something that you do not want to do. You work hard all day long without having quality time with your family. That’s not a success.

For success, you need to work efficiently. Your merit and education are not enough for success. You need negotiating and communicating skills to be successful. You need training and practice in communication. You have to be likable and impressive.

You must be successful when you understand the concept of success and follow right strategy.

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