Success is often only thought of in terms of what you can do. You have to have the right mindset, do the right things, act the right way, and it’s all very self-centric. However, just improving yourself won’t always allow you to be successful.

Sometimes, there are external factors involved that are standing in the way of you and success, and you have to figure out how you’re going to address them. These factors are never the same for everyone, but there’s often some similar types of factors that might be holding you back.

A common one might be your geographic location. Depending on where you live, you might not have access to the resources you need to pursue the life you want to lead. It’s not always as easy as just picking up and moving, either.

You probably have a substantial life built up where you are, so you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of moving away versus staying. Another factor is unfortunately having to care for others.

You may have a relative or someone close to you that you need to take care of, and you don’t want to just abandon them in order to pursue success. Often times, it’s either morally wrong to do so or just not an option for you at all, and as inconvenient as it is, there’s not much you can do about it other than try to bring your success to where you are.

One sad external factor that might be holding you back is a toxic relationship. This could be with a member of your family or an intimate relationship with someone else, but either way, there are those who will try to hold you back from being successful.

Many people have unfortunately had to deal with someone who didn’t want them to succeed, even though they were supposed to be close to them and support them. In toxic relationships like these, the best bet is to cut it off before it’s too late.

External factors make your path to success so frustrating. You could be doing everything right, but these things keep holding you back. It can make you feel powerless and it can make you feel angry, but you have to keep your head held high and push through.

Over time, you’ll be able to overcome these negative factors, and become independent and achieve success your own way, without anyone else trying to prevent that. Being aware and having a plan of action to power through is all you need to achieve your goals in the end.

Author: Eric

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