Your Success In The New Year? Startling Facts You May Not Know!

“The only chance for your success is if you buy the winning lottery ticket because at this rate you’ll be dead broke within 2 years.

Most of us in the small group laughed when Jim my accountant friend ended his story with that line. But it wasn’t funny for everyone, and it may not be funny for you.

As NLP Life Coaches Ronda and I see our share of unhappy, unsuccessful people who then go on to “win the lottery” so to speak after a few successful sessions of coaching.

Unfortunately, you, like too many others may be relying on hope and optimism for your success.

Hope and optimism are good to have, but because you are human, that means you are also a creature of habit. Being a creature of habit means you just continue to do the same thing year after year while being hopefully optimistic. That’s not good.

It could be OK if you have a Set For Life ticket, which is what I call a government job. But for the rest of us, well … we better start paying attention to the startling facts below.

Brace Yourself – 95% Won’t Be Successful

It’s true, and you may be one of the 95% and that means your success is doomed.

If you are included in that population that will ultimately fail, then starting a new year won’t make any difference to your success.

And what’s worse, if you are in the 95% group, and let’s face it chances are you are, then what I’m about to say won’t make any difference anyway. Because your success is already decided.

But don’t blame me, I’m only the messenger …

Here’s What You Must Know

According to data at the Social Security Administration …

If you take any hundred people, no biases, take any hundred people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age here’s what you’ll find:

  • Only 1 will be wealthy;
  • 4 will be financially secure;
  • 5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to;
  • 36 will be dead; and
  • 54 will be dead broke – dependent on their meager Social Security checks, relatives, friends, even charity for a minimum standard of living.

As you can clearly see in the first two points, that’s only 5% of the population that will experience success. Now compare the first two with the last 3 and that’s 95% of the population who will fail.

Here’s My Prediction …

Your Success PredictionNo offense, but predicting you are in the 95% group is easy and I’ll be correct 95% of the time – pretty good odds if I were at the casino or buying lottery tickets.

And here’s another kicker. If you’re in the 95% group that will fail, chances are you will stay in the 95% group. Otherwise, the 95% wouldn’t be so predictable, would it?

Unfortunately, there is a part of you that agrees with me and believes that you don’t have what it takes to be a success. You’re wrong of course, but it’s for that very reason that so few people become a success – They Don’t Believe They Can!

Yes, It Gets Worse

Of course, you can change your belief, although you probably won’t, because if you’re a true 95 percenter you won’t believe that you can anyway – failure runs deep.

And just thinking you can be successful does not have the same powerful effect as truly believing it.

Are you starting to see the spot you’re in?

Well, for the 5% who do see the spot you are in, this is what you must do …

You Need To
Absolutely Believe In Your Success

Because when you truly believe you can accomplish something, then nothing can stop you. How could it? It’s inevitable. It’s absolute. IT – JUST – IS!!!

Your Success ThoughtsWhereas, when you just think something then sooner or later it leads to thoughts of failure.  Thoughts about giving up, what’s the use, followed by reasons why you can’t or it won’t work. And you will somehow make an association to, or blame it in some way to your past or background.

Compare those two statements above … carefully.

Now, tell me the truth. In your life, that thing you are trying to accomplish, do you really believe you can succeed and accomplish it?

My guess is you absolutely (at least at a deep level) believe you can’t. (Remember I have a 95% chance of being right!)

2 Takeaways – 1 Just For The 5%ers

There are 2 positive takeaways here, but 1 is only for those of you destined for the 5% group.

And don’t blame me. It’s not my fault if you’re in the 95% group, I didn’t create these numbers. As I stated it the beginning, this is data from the Social Security Administration.

So here are your takeaways …

First is the fact that it proves my point about how strong and absolute beliefs are. And second, for the real 5%, this knowledge gives you another link in your chain of success. Because, as a true 5 percenter you are always looking for knowledge that will help you achieve.

5% Believe – 95% Think They Believe

People who are success driven believe they will experience success, and so they simply look for the ways to get there.

And I can guarantee they don’t go it alone. They get and follow the advice of people who know how.

And when they make major thinking changes it’s usually with the help of a coach – an NLP Coach to be specific. As they are the ones able to quickly help you change your beliefs.

And because changing beliefs about yourself and your place in the world is no light matter, it must be done with care. And that care should be taken through tried and tested NLP Techniques applied by a well trained and experienced NLP Coach.

Because your future success also depends on your future health and well-being, you don’t want to be creating beliefs that can end up hurting you over time.

That can be as bad or worse than not having a belief that you can have success.

You will not reach success through chants and trying to convince yourself, “I think I can, I think I can”. That just doesn’t work, and the 95% prove it.

You’ll just end up being frustrated and jaded like those in the 95% group who stand around muttering emphatically, that won’t work …

Your Success Live With It

So, if you know you’re part of the 95% group don’t be upset, just live with it. It’s your destiny.

But on the other hand, if you’re in the Successful 5% you’ll want every advantage helping you stay there. Because you never know when one of those 95%ers might actually succeed and slip into your group, bumping you out.

And the best advantage you can have is our Life Potential System NLP Training Online

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Bob Clarke

Hi I’m Bob Clarke, writer of most of these blog posts. I’m also the Co-Creator, with my wife Ronda, of the Most Comprehensive NLP Training and Coaching Program Online. Our purpose is to bring NLP to you, saving you time, travel and money.