“Why am I not richer or more successful?”

***WARNING: this post may upset you… especially if you are guilty. 

A lot of people ask me, “Why am I not richer or more successful?”

They may say “I read a book on wealth creation, it didn’t work”, or “I did a weekend course on social media, SEO, stock-trading, business or real estate, it didn’t work”, or “I got some advice from a supposedly great coach, but it didn’t work”.

No, you’re right. It didn’t work. Do you know why?

Because you didn’t PUT it to work.

You haven’t yet put it into action. Regularly. Religiously.

You cannot join a gym, go five times and expect to become fit. You cannot lift a 10 000 kg dumbbell, one time, and expect to become Mr or Ms Universe. That’s not how (Mr) the Universe works.

Fitness is built over time, by lifting the 10kg weight 100 times, then by lifting the 20kg weight 100 times, then 30kg over 100 times, and then by increasing the weight as you go.

Anyone who has managed to lose weight (and *keep* it off), will tell you that the 10-day diet isn’t the key; you have to make a consistent lifestyle change, forever.

Anyone who has built muscles in the gym (and *kept* them) will tell you that ceasing exercise will lead to muscles shrinking. Fortunately, this isn’t a 1-day, “Oops, I missed gym-class, now I am instantly fat & floppy”; similarly, shrinking your progress due to inaction, also takes time.

Anyone who has built wealth (and managed to *keep* it), will tell you that it took time to create success, and they are still creating it.

The man-made system of societally-constructed “success” (measured in free time, free cash, number of toys and so on), exists fully and solely inside of a Nature-made system of air, water, people and resources.

It’s like the internet existing inside of millions of computers. You can push the boundaries of software, social media and the internet, but you can never go outside the realms of what the hardware will allow.

To build wealth or success inside of the man-made system, you have to follow the external system, follow the natural laws of sowing & reaping, and stick to what the Universe will allow.

Nature is always in motion and will not allow stasis; you can never stand completely still. A tree is either growing or it is dying. An organism is either growing healthier or sicker. You are spiraling up or you are heading down. You are either adding to the system or you are becoming fertiliser.

—> Which direction are you heading in, right now? <—

If you are not yet relaxing on a beach with your 6-pack abs, your 6-figure income and your 6-hour work week, then you may have to do some more work!

Stop saying that the steps you took “didn’t work”, if you only took the first 100 steps in the marathon.

Weight-loss works 100% of the time, for the disciplined dieter.

Gym builds muscles 100% of the time, for the regular attendee.

Wealth is created over time, 100% of the time, for those who follow daily disciplines.

If you don’t yet have the stamina or the stickability, stop blaming the program and get some discipline or get some help!

The “quick fix” diet will have you regain flab just as quickly, unless you make lasting change. The “6-pack abs in 6-weeks” will fade by Christmas unless you keep up the program. Cash can be “easy come, easy go”, but true wealth is a discipline that is built over time.

There are great nutritionists who can help to design your new lifestyle menu. Stick to your program daily and you will stay successfully thin, healthy and *well*-thy.

There are excellent personal trainers who can design an exercise regime for you. Stick to your regime daily and you will stay strong and fit, with all of the benefits this brings.

There are wonderful business, wealth and life coaches who can assist you to build wealth over time. Stick with the program and you will not only have the success that you wish to have, you may also become the person that you wish to be.

Realise that “the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step”, however it does NOT end once you’ve taken that first step! 🙂  Life, wealth, or success in any area, is a marathon, not a sprint.

Take the first step now. Pick up that old book of yours, and commit to re-reading it. Go over your notes from the old weekend seminar to see what is still relevant, or enroll into a new workshop. Pick up your phone and call the trainer, contact the coach or email the mentor who can help you to get to the next level.


Everything works, when *YOU* put it to work.

That’s the way of the Universe. 🙂 ❤ 🙂



A quick video on this theme. Watch it for distraction & then get into action 🙂


About 24hourwealthcoach

Jeremy Britton is a left-brained business coach who is occasionally in his right mind. He works 24 hours a week, has written a few books on wealth, health and business and is considered a thought leader in several arenas. Find him on the beach, on Facebook or www.24hourwealthcoach.com
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