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Top 30 Best Fitness Blogs to Be Following



Top 30 Best Fitness Blogs to Be Following in 2015

Our top blog lists are always a big hit on Wealthy Gorilla, so here we are again in 2017 with updated lists to give you!

As a big lover of fitness and working out, I follow a lot of great fitness blogs;

So, you know the drill. Just like we’ve done previously with the best blogs for entrepreneurs, bloggers and motivation, we’ve compiled a list of all the top fitness blogs to be following in 2017.

If you haven’t already checked out the other lists I’ve just mentioned above, I’ll leave a link to each of them at the bottom of this article so you can check them out later. For now, however, let’s get into some of the greatest fitness content on the web.

In this list I’ve named the 30 best fitness blogs, in my own opinion of course, and given the name of their founder and a little bit about them. The list also covers a complete range of styles such as bodybuilding, weight training, female fitness, running, calisthenics, you name it.


Top 30 Best Fitness Blogs 2019

Before I start dropping names, I’ve decided to leave a few of the major blog names out of the top 30 to allow room for the slightly lesser known sites to get a well deserved shout out.

But, just in case you haven’t already heard of these big names, here’s what I left out:


1. Muscle & Brawn

Founded by Steve Shaw – Muscle & Brawn contains a lot of excellent advice on power-lifting and bodybuilding. If this is your desired area of fitness, definitely check out M&B. Steve gives solid, real advice.


2. Scooby’s Workshop

Founded by Scooby Werkstatt – Scooby’s an old school bodybuilder, and provides exactly that; solid, old school bodybuilding advice. Just a quick look at his bio shows that his body has only improved with age. He’s now 54 years old and looking better than when he was 23!


3. Brandon Carter

Founded by Brandon Carter – This is a blog I’ve been following for quite a long time. Brandon is a fitness model and let’s be honest guys, why wouldn’t you want a body like this? Brandon shares his best advice on here that he puts into action himself in his daily life.


4. Nerd Fitness

Founded by Steve Kambs – Nerd Fitness has been an authoritative fitness blog for several years now, and Steve has begun to write about working out and building muscle whilst you’re travelling the world, which is particularly interesting to myself. I’m hoping to jump on a Skype call with him later in the year.


5. Fit Bottomed Girls

Founded by Jennifer Walters & Erin Whitehead – Fit Bottomed Girls is a great fitness website specifically targeted at females, and has a couple of sister sites as well that you shouldn’t definitely take a look at!


6. A Shot of Adrenaline

Founded by Todd Kuslikis – A Shot of Adrenaline is one of my favorite calisthenics blogs as Todd has tonnes of different bodyweight exercises on the site and uses a video to physically show each one being performed. If you’re into bodyweight workouts, you need to head on over to his site now!


7. Simply Shredded

Founded by James Follacchio – Simply Shredded has become incredibly popular within the last few years; the highlight of the website being that it features tonnes of interviews with other great bodybuilders.


8. Tony Gentilcore

Founded by Tony Gentilcore – I actually only came across his blog recently, but I love the articles he’s writing! Tony is a strength coach who’s been featured in big publications on, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness and so on…


9. Breaking Muscle

Founded by Mindith Rahmat – Breaking Muscle is an incredible resource for all fitness enthusiasts, and has a lot of different articles on workout training and fitness knowledge to keep you satisfied.


10. Gym Talk

Founded by Henry Croft – Gym Talk had to be one of my favorite fitness blogs out of the whole list. Why? Because they add humor into the equation, and try not to take things too seriously. That being said, they feature some great advice and a lot of different supplement reviews for you to check out.


11. Born Fitness

Founded by Adam Bornstein – Adam is hugely recognized is the fitness world as being one of the leading experts in the field. Just one quick look at his blog, and you’ll be drenched in testimonials and places where he’s been featured. The testimonial from Arnold Schwarzenegger is enough to convince any this is a blog worth following.


12. Fitness on Toast

Founded by Faya Nilsson – Faya is a personal trainer who not only writes about fitness but also on nutrition, health, fashion and travel. If you can relate to Faya’s passions and lifestyle then you’ll definitely want to check out her blog for inspiration and advice. P.S. the name ‘Fitness on Toast’ came from when she moved to the UK and realized just how much we eat on toast.


13. Catalyst Athletics

Founded by Greg Everett – Catalyst Athletics was founded back in 2006 and focuses solely on olympic weightlifting. A great blog for any weightlifting fanatics.


14. Chronicles of Strength

Founded by Pat Flynn – Chronicles of Strength has some good workout advice and Pat also offers coaching for anyone looking to transform their exercise program.


15. Fitness in the City

Founded by Lee Sutherland – Fitness in the City not only has great articles towards exercising, but also covers some very interesting topics within health and lifestyle in general. So be sure to check it out for a solid dose of advise for healthy living.


16. Science for Fitness

Founded by Hayden-William Courtland – Science for Fitness is perfect for those wanting to know more about the science behind exercising, and heavily covers topics like ‘CrossFit’, as well as product recommendations for other fitness enthusiasts.


17. Eat, Lift & Be Happy

Founded by Neghar Fonooni – Eat, Lift & Be Happy has been featured in various publications such as Men’s Health & Shape Magazine. Neghar offers a 12 week body transformation system; “Lean & Lovely” which you can find out more about on her blog.


18. Lift Like A Girl

Founded by Nia Shanks – Life Like A Girl cuts through all the B.S information out there, and has received several different awards for being one of the best fitness blogs. Nia has also been featured in major publications including, which I mentioned at the top of this article.


19. Roman Fitness Systems

Founded by John Romaniello – At Roman Fitness Systems, they do two things: Make people hot and get people huge. Choose wisely. What more do I need to say? Start following this fitness blog.


20. Baristi Workout

Founded by Dennis Ratano – I love Baristi Workout because it incorporates so many different calisthenics workouts and interviews with people such as Frank Medrano, a legendary bodyweight master. For any bar fans, Baristi Workout is a must follow.


21. Purely Twins

Founded by Michelle Corso & Lori Morris – Purely Twins is a perfect blog for other females as the twins take you through their journeys in healing their acne, recovering from eczema, pregnancy and other great aspects of life that females might struggle with, revolving around health and fitness. Their friendly approach is excellent.


22. Spot Me Bro

Founded by Egan Liabetto – Spot Me Bro is another great bodybuilding blog featuring top advice , as well as an excellent list on the top 50 bodybuilding supplements.


23. 12 Minute Athlete

Founded by Krista Stryker – 12 Minute Athlete is an app that helps you do HIIT workouts without having to go the the gym, making them quick and easy in comparison. On the blog, Krista features a lot of different workout examples that can be used with the app. Worth taking a look.


24. Girls Gone Strong

Founded by Molly Galbraith – Girls Gone Strong is another fitness blog designed for women, by women. The blog covers a wide range of categories such as pregnancy, stress management, nutrition, mindset, fat loss, strength training, you name it.


25. Jessi Kneeland

Founded by Jessi Kneeland – Jessi is on a mission to save women from their own negative body image. She’s a certified personal trainer, and her blog is definitely worth the read for any females looking to get into fitness.


26. Yoga Dork

Founded by Jennilyn Carson – Yoga Dork is, well… all about yoga! Some excellent articles on the site if you’re someone who’s into fitness in general, but specifically wants to learn a little more about yoga in particular.


27. Bad Ass Fitness

Founded by Shannon Colavecchio – Bad Ass Fitness is a fitness company that offers a variety of different classes. Their blog has some incredibly inspirational stuff  on it for anyone looking to get into shape.


28. Workout Nirvana

Founded by Suzanne Digre – Workout Nirvana is another of the top fitness blogs on the web, covering articles on strength training, the prevention of injuries and getting lean.


29. The Lean Green Bean

Founded by Lindsay Livingston – The Lean Green Bean has a lot of good recipes and nutrition advice for a healthy lifestyle. Lindsay also writes a good deal of advice on workouts, particularly Crossfit.


30. Gym Junkies

Founded by Terry Asher – Gym Junkies is one of the best fitness blogs on the net, and is very easy to navigate around. It’s split into two sides; fitness articles and lifestyle articles.



Here’s a recap of the 30 best fitness blogs to follow in 2019:

  1. Muscle & Brawn
  2. Scooby’s Workshop
  3. Brandon Carter
  4. Nerd Fitness
  5. Fit Bottomed Girls
  6. A Shot of Adrenaline
  7. Simply Shredded
  8. Tony Gentilcore
  9. Breaking Muscle
  10. Gym Talk
  11. Born Fitness
  12. Fitness on Toast
  13. Catalyst Athletics
  14. Chronicles of Strength
  15. Fitness in the City
  16. Science for Fitness
  17. Eat, Lift & Be Happy
  18. Lift Like A Girl
  19. Roman Fitness Systems
  20. Baristi Workout
  21. Purely Twins
  22. Spot Me Bro
  23. 12 Minute Athlete
  24. Girls Gone Strong
  25. Jessi Kneeland
  26. Yoga Dork
  27. Bad Ass Fitness
  28. Workout Nirvana
  29. The Lean Green Bean
  30. Gym Junkies

This concludes the list of the top 30 best fitness blogs to be following in 2019. Hope you enjoyed the list and have now added some more blogs to the ones you follow. Don’t forget to share it with all your friends.

If you haven’t caught up on the other lists of top blogs to be following, you can check them out below.

Do you have any fitness blogs that you’d add to the list? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance, and investment for the last 7 years. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing wealth infotainment sites in the world; with over 300 million views worldwide. Dan doesn't use personal social media anymore, so you won't be able to find him on Instagram, or Twitter.



  1. Terry Asher

    Aug 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for including us Dan!

  2. William Bloomberg

    Aug 16, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    It is really active fitness blog list.

  3. Imogene Caithness

    Aug 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    love your attention to detail and all the great links to these websites!!

    • Dan Western

      Aug 26, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Imogene, appreciate you stopping by!

  4. Sandra

    Nov 24, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Really i Liked your post Dan. This is exactly what I searched about!
    Thank you for sharing this post.

    • Dan Western

      Nov 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      My pleasure Sandra! Glad you’re enjoying the list!

  5. Andrew

    Dec 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Dan, great list! I’ve been looking for a recent list of fitness bloggers for ages so I was happy to (finally) find this page. I recently started my own fitness blog called Sometimes I Train, hopefully I’ll make the 2016 edition!

    Cheers, Andrew

  6. Ravi Raveendran

    Dec 11, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Thank you for this Dan! It is always great to start 2016 in a healthy way and these blogs would be very helpful. Keep writing posts like these!

  7. Abbe

    Jan 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Dan. Great list! 🙂

    Please visit:

    It’s a great place for skinny guys to get motivated and to follow a full plan step by step.

  8. Mary Carrell

    Jan 23, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Those types of blog fact is really very useful and informative to the fitness lovers.

  9. Jaclyn Chamblee

    Jan 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    This blog is very much educational in the way of fitness. It’s very helpful to me.

  10. Arun

    Mar 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for the list man, i am preparing an expert round up post on fitness.

  11. Lovisa Karlsson

    Mar 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    My friend is an athletes and I think it can be helpful for him. I will definitely share this post with him. More ever, thanks for sharing. It will helpful for him in future.

  12. Jitendra Raiwkar

    Mar 23, 2016 at 9:24 am

    nice blog commenting site for fitness, weight loss, body building etc.

  13. dinive arts

    May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am

    This blog is very helpful for me.Nice article for fitness,weight loss and many more.

  14. crestere-masa-musculara

    May 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Great list. This will be very helpful for me. Thanks a lot!

  15. dan

    Jun 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Bodybuilding is life

  16. Doris

    Jul 22, 2016 at 3:49 am

    I have plump body. I make the decision to go to the gym and set a reasonable diet. thanks for sharing. I will refer.

  17. Kathryn Burton

    Jul 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Great list! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Jovin @healthandnatureadvices

    Jul 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    thanx a lot for your advice !

  19. Rebecca likes everyday workout

    Jul 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    This will really going to help setting a workout routine. I’m a fitness freak and love doing workout. Besides prefer to eat what is healthy.

  20. Alisa

    Jul 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    A very interesting article. I m also working on my fitness and i know it’s not hard. But by having good trainer
    everything can be possible. So really impressive article

  21. Alisa

    Aug 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Very Nice article and you really wrote many things about fitness which every should know.

    thank for sharing

  22. Madison Lane

    Aug 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Such a great blog of fitness and i am really inspired from your thoughts which is helpful for me .

  23. Mike

    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Great post. I’m a huge fan of nerdfitness. The community there is really supportive

    • Dan Western

      Aug 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Much love Mike!

      • mike

        Aug 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

        Cheers Dan. You’re doing some really good stuff here. Would love to be a guest writer, I’ll shoot you an email with a sample of my content.

        • Dan Western

          Aug 21, 2016 at 8:22 am

          Hey Mike, please do! I’ll await your email!


  24. Eliannah Hunderfund

    Aug 13, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Great list! I started a fitness blog this year and have been looking at a number of these for inspiration, but there’s a few I haven’t heard of. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. elizia

    Aug 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    great! thanks for sharing

  26. Anna

    Aug 19, 2016 at 2:36 am

    This is a great list! I personally noticed a big difference in my level of motivation and knowledge about fitness and exercise through online blog. This made me want to look for more of what’s out there! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Paul Vandyken

    Aug 20, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Thank you for this detailed list! I will use it to expand my knowledge on Fitness as well CrossFit.

  28. Romana

    Aug 30, 2016 at 7:36 am

    This is one of best content i have read before, simple amazing blog on fitness.
    Thank you for sharing.

  29. Reginald Tate

    Sep 1, 2016 at 7:53 am

    The BEST information.

  30. James

    Sep 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for this list Dan. Would love you to consider us for the next one!

  31. Sarah

    Sep 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for compiling this list. Always enjoy reading about fitness in my lunch break at work. Obviously some i’ve already heard of, but some that are new to me too.

    • Dan Western

      Sep 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

      No problem at all Sarah! There’s definitely some great blogs here!

  32. Susan D

    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    For fitness enthusiasts this is well worth reading. Enjoying the yoga blog articles. Started trying hot yoga, felt great after the 60 minute beginners workout!

  33. Adrian

    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    another great one for fitness, workouts and marathon training is I have personally gotten some great tips on gear, injury recovery and staying motivated without a doubt.

  34. Dynamin

    Oct 17, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Amazing list Dan, your effort have saved lots of time of user in searching best blog piece. Appreciate your effort in drafting it. I’m glad to see all blogs are being updated.

  35. john

    Oct 20, 2016 at 9:40 am

    tip # 4 its is so amazing I am totally agreed with this . Steve kambs can you please describe me more about this ? please

  36. emma

    Oct 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    it’s amazing, when you’re hear and read about health and fitness. I’m very conscious about my health and I gonna start physical activities and avoiding junk foods. thanks for the information guys. 🙂


    Nov 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Thank you! Great list I hope this will be useful to my health fitness.

  38. Rom

    Nov 4, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Hi, this is really nice blog and keep blogging do let me know if you accept guest post

  39. Ala Fitness

    Nov 23, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Wow!! This is really an impressive and informative post.

    Thanks for sharing such a great list of fitness blogs. Already read some, excited to check out the others.

    You have clearly outlined each and every points. Enjoyed reading it.

  40. alisia

    Dec 2, 2016 at 6:46 am

    All are very good article but “12 Minute Athlete” is the best one very effective . Thanks for sharing.

  41. James

    Dec 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Nice write up Dan.

    Hoping we make it onto this list one day!

  42. Edward @weighttrainingguide

    Dec 14, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I can vouch for Breaking Muscle. Great resource! It’s one of few sites that can grab my attention with genuinely interesting articles. They don’t create content just for the sake of it, like most sites these days. Rather, they seem to genuinely care about presenting high-quality and insightful material.

  43. Cavakia Therlonge

    Dec 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    This is by far the best fitness resource list I’ve read in 2016. Fitness hopefuls need guidance for connecting with the best minds in fitness and wellness. I think this is it! I can hardly wait to share this post with my personal training clients.

  44. Susan George

    Jan 5, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Great List. I have bookmarked most of them. Keep sharing your valuable knowledge with us.

  45. simon

    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Amazing list, thanks man.

  46. Mohit

    Jan 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Superb, thanks for such a great article.

  47. Akansha

    Jan 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Such a great blog of fitness and i am really inspired from your thoughts which is helpful for me .

  48. James

    Jan 20, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I need to check out these fitness blogs. They really have nice ideas and updates on how to stay fit and healthy.

  49. Ryan

    Jan 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Great List!

    I have a blog I just started geared towards skinny guys to get bigger and gain strength through powerlifitng!

  50. Sanjay

    Jan 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    A nice list and thanks for this it is really good..

  51. Susan George

    Feb 3, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Great list. Thanks a lot for sharing this list.

  52. Brian @kickasshomegym

    Feb 8, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Awesome list! I have also written a post about “Top 99 Health, Fitness And Nutrition Blogs”. But i’ve found some new good websites here.

  53. Slenderland

    Feb 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Awesome list, a few are new to me, TY! I have a fresh new blog, hope to be included in upcoming years! Happy Valentines!

  54. Daniel

    Feb 15, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I am so interested reading sites about fitness & health. I have just started my weight loss journey and i find this post really helpful. Really an amazing and impressive lists of blog.
    Thanks for sharing these great list.

  55. Sanjay Chawla

    Feb 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    This is very helpful. Thanks so much!

  56. angellocsin

    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Amazing read that is, as me myself on my current cutting cycle and trying to follow proper guidelines and your articles helped me a lot in my cycle.

  57. ankit kumar

    Mar 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Amazing I visited some of these blogs you mentioned here these blogs are awesome. Thanks for sharing all such good blogs at one place.

  58. Ethan

    Mar 16, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Love lists like these. Saves me a lot of time. Also lists of the best articles each week/month are great too.

  59. fitsaurus

    Mar 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Let us see the ultimate rules every bodybuilder must follow. CARVE OUT A SCHEDULE THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW WITHOUT EXERTING YOURSELF.

  60. James Gross

    Mar 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Great list! This list will be helpful for me. I have started a fitness blog this year. Thanks for sharing!

  61. omprakash

    Apr 6, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Its Very good article and very motivated for me.
    Thank you.

  62. SusanStukes

    Apr 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Nice blog..Good job..Keep it up.

  63. masszymes

    May 1, 2017 at 7:46 am

    One of the really nice blog i found today. thanks for sharing good info about good motivation.

  64. Angela

    May 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Awesome List. Love this post. Thanks for sharing best informations with us and providing motivation to others. Thanks alot

  65. omprakash

    May 13, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Nice blog very use full information Thank you, keep it up.

  66. George Morales

    Jun 9, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Awesome rundown! This rundown will be useful for me. I have begun a wellness blog this year. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing!

  67. Raiden99

    Jul 7, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Great article and very useful. Thanks for the share.

  68. Tural

    Aug 9, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Thank you Dan! you really done a nice job. Keep sharing good stuff

  69. John Smith

    Aug 28, 2017 at 3:15 am

    I have been looking for some blogs like these for a while , Thanks Dan

  70. Iron Rebel

    Sep 26, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Thanks for this list. I personally like the Nerd fitness, Scooby’s workshop and Fit bottomed girls. These are some of the best fitness blogs. Keep sharing.

  71. Austin Fitness

    Jan 24, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I’ve been following Brandon Carter since 2015. He’s certified personal trainer, nutritionist and fitness model for Adidas, Nike, Puma, Men’s Health, and other major brands. I would like to thank as you have shared some major health blogger here.

  72. Ed Johnson

    Jan 31, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Great list of some awesome blogs every fitness enthusiast should follow.

  73. Nicole Carter

    Feb 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Nice to see that you have given some exposure to so called new comers Dan. Not often we can see that on top lists like this, so nice move! Although in a different sector I’m a blogger myself so pleased to see that someone like yourself is not leaving the new comers unnoticed.

  74. charyleva

    Apr 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks for this list. I personally like the Nerd fitness, Scooby’s workshop and Fit bottomed girls. These are some of the best fitness blogs. Keep sharing.this is awesome article. thanks for sharing

  75. Daniel Henry

    May 14, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Special thanks from my side, I really need this, very informative blog ever. Thanks for sharing this blog list links with us.

  76. Alex

    May 26, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Thanks a lot for all the inspiring resources!

    These peeps are doing some awesome work, I can definitely learn a lot from them and improve both my personal fitness and my blogging.

    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  77. Stella Mary

    Jul 13, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Fitness is wealth at any age and be it, man or woman, we all should be in the right way of health. Thank you for sharing the great links.

  78. Rithik Uppal

    Jul 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Body Building

  79. Jeremy Chen

    Jul 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    The first one muscleandbrawn is excellent. Gym lovers will surely like this blog. only 4 different exercises with a daily plan . Hope to attend my gym like. Need to work hard,Uh..

  80. Rylie Lawrence

    Jul 27, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Awesome, Dan Such a really great list. it’s a perfect fitness blog. I love your post. I looking on your website what kind of information I’m searching. it’s helpful for me so thanks so much, Dan:)

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The 30 Major Causes of Failure By Napoleon Hill



The 30 Major Causes of Failure By Napoleon Hill

Have you ever read the book ‘Think & Grow Rich’?

If you’re a regular visitor to Wealthy Gorilla, then you definitely should have read the book by now!

Think & Grow Rich was written by Napoleon Hill and is considered to be one of the best self-development books of all time.

The book teaches the 13 principles of turning your desires into riches and contains hundreds of golden nuggets you can use to transform your life…


The 30 Major Causes of Failure

Within one of the chapters of Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill lists the 30 major causes of failure. These are the reasons why 99% of people are failing in their lives.

The purpose of featuring and explaining these ‘major causes of failure’ within this article, is to show you why people fail, and how you can avoid doing the same thing in your own life.

Here are the 30 major causes of failure as described by Napoleon Hill:


1. Unfavourable Hereditary Background

The reason why this was put first on the list, was because Hill says it’s one of the toughest issues for people to overcome.

This basically means that someone is perhaps not naturally intelligent, and lack’s certain brainpower. They can take all the measures needed to improve their knowledge and become smarter, but they are still at a disadvantage.


2. Lack of a Well Defined Purpose in Life

If you don’t have a definitive goal that you’re setting out to achieve, a purpose that you’re trying to fill, you won’t become successful. You have nothing to hit, nothing to aim at. And therefore your direction is unidentified.


3. Lack of Ambition to Aim Above Mediocrity

There are many reasons why people might not have the ambition to aim above mediocrity. Whether it’s that they’re too lazy, too comfortable, too spoilt, or have no belief in “success”.

If you never have the ambition the aim higher, you never will aim higher than average. This means, you guessed it, you will never achieve more than average.


4. Insufficient Education

Another one of the major causes of failure is insufficient education. Don’t get this wrong. This does not solely mean a lack of formal education leading up to adulthood.

In many cases, and especially in various parts of the world, formal education is an issue. However, another big issue is that many individuals leave school and decide that they’ve done all the learning they needed to do.

When it comes to your career, specialized knowledge is a must, and it can only be learnt through experience on the job, and studying outside of working hours. Just turning up to work every day isn’t enough education.


5. Lack of Self-Discipline

Becoming successful isn’t easy. It takes a lot of discipline to consistently work hard at something until you finally start to achieve success from it.

There’s a lot of productive habits that need to be adopted in order to get the most out of your day, and therefore your week, month, and year.


6. Ill Health

Nobody can enjoy their success without good health, and in fact poor health can still hold you back from achieving it in the first place.

Here’s what causes ill health:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Over-eating junk foods
  • Poor daily habits
  • Over-indulgence in sex


7. Unfavourable Environmental Influences During Childhood

This essentially means that many people fail due to the environment they grew up in. Poor parenting, bad neighbourhoods, born into poor families etc.

It’s not a death sentence, but more people than not let these circumstances dictate their future. Something can be done, no matter what.


8. Procrastination

Everybody has a dream, but when it comes to taking action, most procrastinate. They wait until they’re ‘ready’, or until the ‘perfect time’.

Time goes by, but they’ve gone nowhere. Truth is, that they’ll never be a perfect time to start working on your dreams. You have to stop procrastinating and create a sense of urgency within your life.


9. Lack of Persistence

You won’t get anywhere without persistence. And persistence can be tough when you’re not seeing immediate results from all the hard work you’re putting in.

The truth is. Persistence is the key to everything. Every successful individual has had their own failures during their lifetime, but persistence meant that they got back up, and didn’t have to remain a failure.


10. Negative Personality

You know those people that always seem to complain about things, but never change them? How about the people who always tell you that they can’t do something?

Thinking negatively will only ever bring you a negative life. This is one of the biggest causes of failure, and changing your mindset from negative to positive should be a very high priority.


11. Lack of Controlled Sexual Urge

Most people will deny that this one affects them, but it does. The sexual stimulus has the power to influence people into action more than any other type of energy.

This means you’re likely to be spending a lot of your time chasing this, becoming distracted, and losing sight of your goals.


12. Uncontrolled Desire for ‘Something for Nothing’

Ever come across people who want something for nothing?

They believe that they can try and get what they want without helping anyone else get what they want. And that’s a big mistake.

You see, you only start to get the things you want in life when you’re able to help other people. Every business that succeeds, does so because it is helping enough people to be profitable.


13. Lack of a Well Defined Power of Decision

Napoleon talks about how good decision-makers are able to make quick decisions and then change them slowly, as opposed to the other way around. The ability to make quick decisions is incredibly important for success.

After all, if you’re unable to make decisions, then you’re not going to be able to build a business, that’s for sure. We make thousands of decisions every day, so this ability is key.


14. One or More of the Six Basic Fears

In Think & Grow Rich, Hill also describes the basic fears that all humans have in life. The basic fears are:

  1. Fear of poverty
  2. Fear of criticism
  3. Fear of ill health
  4. Fear of loss of love
  5. Fear of old age
  6. Fear of death

Possessing one of these six basic fears may also be one of the major causes of failure. It’s important to remember in this circumstance, that we all eventually die. Therefore we have nothing to lose, and the fear above should not keep us from living our dream life.


15. Wrong Selection of a Mate in Marriage

Your marriage is going to affect your career. That’s a given. If you’re in a marriage where your partner supports you, and you are both happy, then it’ll be beneficial to your career.

If however, you’re always arguing, then it’s going to affect your performance during work. Choose your life partner wisely.


16. Over-Caution

In order to get far in life, you have to take risks. You’ll only get so far by playing it safe. Risks are often necessary, and they don’t always work out. But eventually, they do.

Those who are too cautious, and afraid to venture into the unknown, will often fail.


17. Wrong Selection of Associates in Business

Who you choose to do business with can often be another huge cause of failure. Choosing someone who lacks the right qualities can often end up in them making the wrong decisions, and ruining all your hard work in business.

Another choice you need to make wisely.


18. Superstition & Prejudice

Superstition is a big issue people face with their mindset. In fact, if you follow Tai Lopez, you’ll know that he likes to give away free cars every so often.

Many of the people who have won the free cars, did not believe they’d really won. They thought it was fake. So guess what? Tai gave the car to someone else.


19. Wrong Selection of a Vocation

So many people make this common error. Picking the wrong line of work. Unless it’s something you can’t go a day without thinking about, then you shouldn’t be doing it.

However, 95% of people hate waking up on Monday because they have to travel to jobs they do not like. They are only there to get that paycheck. Why?

I’ll never understand. Find something you love.


20. Lack of Concentration of Effort

Do you know how long the human attention span is?

It’s not very long at all. This means concentrating on something for a long period of time is ridiculously hard. And it’s even harder if you’re trying to concentrate on something you don’t like.


21. The Habit of Indiscriminate Spending

Do you often buy things you don’t really need?

How much money has that new T.V made you recently? $0? That’s strange…

Wasting money instead of investing it in yourself, is what separates the rich from the poor. Think about that the next time you want to buy a whole new wardrobe.


22. Lack of Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a key to achieving success with anything you do. Without enthusiasm or a real passion for your work, you will be unable to go the distance.

This is the same reason why people who chase money will never find it. When money is a driving force, instead of passion, you will give up on the activity long before you become successful at it.

Passion for something means you want to do it every single day, regardless of how much money you’re earning, or the number of setbacks you’re experiencing.


23. Intolerance

Being open-minded is something every good businessman should be. Open to new ideas, new ways of thinking, new types of people.

Intolerance of others, and their ideas, is going to hurt your reputation. Especially when the people you’re intolerant of are people you work with or do business with.


24. Intemperance

Intemperance, similar to intolerance in many ways, is another one of the major causes of failure. If you’re someone who has a tendency to get angry, you’re going to end up annoying a lot of people. You’re also going to end up ruining your productivity.


25. Inability to Cooperate With Others

Collaboration with others is inevitable. After all, every business is in the business of people. If you are unable to cooperate with other people, then you won’t get very far at all.

The only way to get what you want is to help other people get what they want; and that won’t happen for anybody who refuses to cooperate with others.


26. Possession of Power Not Acquired Through Self-Effort

People who have been given power, and not earned it themselves, are destined to fail.

They are destined to fail because in most cases they will not have adopted and mastered the essential habits and skills required to earn this power in the first place.

They also most likely lack the experience and knowledge required to use their power properly.

People who acquire power without this effort will not be able to control it, use it efficiently, nor should they be trusted with it.


27. Intentional Dishonesty

It doesn’t matter whether you’re lying to yourself or to other people. A lack of honesty will come back to haunt you in the end. People won’t want to work with you. They won’t trust you. You won’t be true to yourself.

The whole thing’s a house of cards.


28. Egotism & Vanity

Ego often gets in the way of people improving their knowledge and education. It also gets in the way of collaboration.

I’ve come across many people who are either too stubborn to understand why they’re wrong or collaborate with other people because they think they’re bigger than everyone else.


29. Guessing Instead of Thinking

If you’re guilty of this, you’re just asking for failure. Guessing instead of thinking? Come on.

There are a lot of people who start arguments because they have this type of mindset. They just assume, and then forget to actually do the research before forming their opinion.

Don’t be one of these people.


30. Lack of Capital

Lastly, lack of capital is 30th on the list of major causes of failure. Money is obviously an issue for many people who have dreams and ideas, in most cases to build the business they desire.

Often, if their business plan is good enough, they’ll be able to seek investors or be able to start smaller with lower costs.



Here’s a recap on the 30 major causes of failure from Think & Grow Rich:

  1. Unfavourable Hereditary Background
  2. Lack of a Well Defined Purpose in Life
  3. Lack of Ambition to Aim Above Mediocrity
  4. Insufficient Education
  5. Lack of Self-Discipline
  6. Ill Health
  7. Unfavourable Environmental Influences During Childhood
  8. Procrastination
  9. Lack of Persistence
  10. Negative Personality
  11. Lack of Controlled Sexual Urge
  12. Uncontrolled Desire for ‘Something for Nothing’
  13. Lack of a Well Defined Power of Decision
  14. One or More of the Six Basic Fears
  15. Wrong Selection of a Mate in Marriage
  16. Over-Caution
  17. Wrong Selection of Associates in Business
  18. Superstition & Prejudice
  19. Wrong Selection of a Vocation
  20. Lack of Concentration of Effort
  21. The Habit of Indiscriminate Spending
  22. Lack of Enthusiasm
  23. Intolerance
  24. Intemperance
  25. Inability to Cooperate With Others
  26. Possession of Power Not Acquired Through Self-Effort
  27. Intentional Dishonesty
  28. Egotism & Vanity
  29. Guessing Instead of Thinking
  30. Lack of Capital

How many major causes of failure have you been guilty of? Leave a comment below.

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10 Success Lessons From Lionel Messi



Lionel Messi's Success Lessons

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One of my favorite inspirations is Lionel Messi, the world famous professional football player.

Messi is considered one of the best football players of all time. He’s won a lot of awards in the past proving just how good he is, including number #1 football player in the world.


Lionel Messi’s Success Lessons

Like most extraordinary people, Lionel Messi’s remarkable success did not come from pure luck or accident. In fact, he worked extremely hard and trained almost every single day to become who he is today.

Here’s 10 of Lionel Messi‘s success lessons:


1. Fight For What You Believe In

If you have a dream, you have to work hard to achieve it. Success will not come easy. There’s a price to pay and you must be willing to pay it.

Most people are not successful because they are not willing to do what it takes to produce the extraordinary results.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little ‘extra’. Extra means you must do more; go the extra mile, put in more effort, wake up earlier and stay later to produce more for what you truly desire to achieve in life.

“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi


2. Success Takes Time

This is one of my favorite quotes from Messi. It reminds me that success is a long-term process and it is not something that you can achieve overnight. So stop looking for shortcuts or get-rich-quick schemes.

Rome was not built in a day and Steve Jobs did not start Apple in just one night. It is going to take a lot of effort and consistency to produce amazing results.

Therefore, commit to working hard on your dream and never give up. The journey may not be easy, but the reward will be well worth it.

“It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi


3. Just Do What You Love

Does this ring a bell to you? Great people are able to produce great results because they love what they do.

And when you love what you do, you will do great work. Michael Jordan would never have excelled in basketball if he didn’t have love for the sport. Warren Buffett made billions through investing because he has an intense passion for doing just that.

Jack Ma can’t stop himself from thinking and talking about his business because it is in his blood. He sleeps, drinks, talks, walks and dreams his business at all times.

You have to be the same if you want to create something amazing in life. Love what you do and live your life with passion.

“What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.” – Lionel Messi


4. Improvement is Always Possible

You have to focus on improvement every day. If you are in business, you need to improve your business knowledge and skills. If you are a writer, you need to improve your writing skills every day.

As Tony Robbins, one of the best life coaches worldwide has coined it, commit to CANI or Constant-And-Never-Ending-Improvement.

The only way to become better in what you do is to commit to improvement every day.

So do something that will make you better every day. Read a book to improve your knowledge, level up your skills, write more, seek help from a mentor, etc.

“The day you think there are no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.” – Lionel Messis


5. Give Your Team the Credit they Deserve

No one can succeed alone in this world. In fact, there’s no such thing as a real ‘self-made’ millionaire or billionaire. You need your clients and customers to support you. You need your staff and your partners to help you.

Walt Disney had Roy Disney, and Steve Jobs had Steve Wozniak, to help build their business empires. What about you?

“I’m lucky to be part of a team who helps to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.” – Lionel Messi


6. Don’t Ever Chase the Money

Stop chasing the money. Money is just the score from living your dream. It is a byproduct from your achievements.

The real winning comes from your progress. As long as you are moving forward every day, you will eventually reach your goals.

And stop chasing for the next shiny object. You do not have to compare yourself with others. Just be yourself and do what you are supposed to do.

“Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.” – Lionel Messi


7. Don’t Forget What’s Most Important to You

Sometimes we over obsess with something, and we neglect other more important things in life. I have seen people who chase money and they start to completely ignore their family members.

Never let this happen to you. Yes, winning is important, but you cannot win all the time and winning is not the only thing you have in life.

Always be grateful for what you have and appreciate those who are around you.

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.” – Lionel Messi


8. Remember That It’s Not All About You

Always focus on winning as a team, instead of it being a one man show. Elon Musk, the guy behind Tesla, said this, “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”

You are in a team, regardless of whether you are in business or in sports, so work as a team.

Put your main priority on your team’s objectives rather than your own personal mission. This is how your team can grow and move forward.

“When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.” – Lionel Messi


9. Always Give Everything You’ve Got

You have to trust yourself and believe in your dream. When you have doubts, you will never put in your 100%.

People who truly believe in their dreams are willing to do whatever it takes because they know that their dreams will come true somehow. And this makes them pour in their 100% and give it their best effort.

Are you putting in 100% and do you believe in yourself and your dreams?

“There’s no doubt. It’s certain that I will be 100 percent.” – Lionel Messi


10. Learn to Accept Your Failures

Nobody can win all the time. Sometimes you make more progress and learn more from losing and experiencing failure.

You don’t have to feel frustrated or upset when you fail. It is just part of the cycle. You cannot have the sunshine every day.

Sometimes it will rain, sometimes it will be cloudy and sometimes the sun will shine up high. Things will come and go. So appreciate what you have right now and enjoy every moment, whether you are winning or losing.

When you win, work hard and continue to move forward. When you lose, work even harder and learn from your mistakes.

“Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.” – Lionel Messi



Here’s a quick recap on Lionel Messi’s success lessons:

  1. Fight for what you believe in
  2. Success takes time
  3. Just do what you love
  4. Improvement is always possible
  5. Give your team the credit they deserve
  6. Don’t ever chase the money
  7. Don’t forget what’s most important to you
  8. Remember that it’s not all about you
  9. Always give everything you’ve got
  10. Learn to accept your failures

These are my favorite lessons from Lionel Messi that inspired me to go further in life.

How many of Lionel Messi’s success lessons do you resonate with? Leave a comment below.

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5 Success Lessons from Kobe Bryant



Kobe Bryant's Success Lessons

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Kobe Bryant is a beast;

I remember reading a story where he was called up his trainer at 4am to come and help him practice, and 20 minutes later when his trainer arrived, Kobe was already drenched in sweat.

They trained for a few hours on court and in the weight room, until his trainer went back to get some practice before the team practice at 11am.

When he came back, Kobe was on the other side of court practicing jump shots. He’d only just finished his morning training, right before team practice. Kobe had been there for at least 7 hours before the team training had even begun.


Kobe Bryant’s Success Lessons

There are many success lessons we can learn from Kobe Bryant and his sickening work ethic. And I’m not just talking about within basketball, but within life itself. Here are 5 of Kobe Bryant’s success lessons.


1. Reach Out to People in Different Areas

Besides the obvious ritual of reaching out and connecting with people in the same industry as you, something we can learn from Kobe Bryant is reaching out to those in different areas.

It would be foolish to narrow down the people you listen and learn from to just those on the same career path as you. Whether you’re an athlete, entrepreneur etc.

Since Kobe’s NBA career may be coming to an end within the next couple of years, he’s been reaching out to the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Arianna Huffington. In order to find out more about what they do, why they do it and how they became successful in their fields.

Kobe Bryant’s continuing his learning process and planning his future after the NBA by reaching out to others for great inspiration. Which brings me onto my next point, after his official quotes on the subject.

“I cold call people and pick their brain about stuff. Some of the questions I ask seem really really simple and some of them seem stupid, quite honestly, for them. But if I don’t know, I don’t know. I have to ask. I’ll just do that and ask questions. I want to learn more about how they build their business and how they run their companies and how they see the world.” – Kobe Bryant


2. You Can Always Learn More

It doesn’t matter how good you become at your chosen skill or craft, there is always potential for more learning and development. Many successful people might let their achievements go to their head, and make them think there’s nothing they can improve upon.

This really isn’t true; there’s always room for people to improve and learn more, which is exactly why Kobe Bryant and many other people have continued to grow year by year. It’s all about being hungry to learn more, always.

“It’s really about wanting to learn and feeling like your cup is always empty, because there’s always more that you can fill it with. That’s really the important thing and just continuing to learn, learn, learn.” – Kobe Bryant


3. Respect People Close to You

Earlier on in Kobe’s career, he was very aggressive towards his team mates, and would often give them plenty of orders that they didn’t seem to happy about, because he knew the game and knew what had to be done.

However, as he progressed through his career and got older, he realized it was more about respecting his team mates and communicating better. Not only to produce better results, but also to have happy relationships with everyone else.

“Oh, God. I was barking orders left and right. And these grown men are looking at me, like “Who the hell are you?” But I had studied the game so much. As I got older, I started understanding it’s not just about the game. People carry emotions with them. They have lives off the court. That helped me communicate better.” – Kobe Bryant


4. Where There’s Challenge, There’s Opportunity

A challenge is your opportunity to show the world what you can do, and that you can overcome any obstacles in your way. Where there’s a challenge, there’s a chance to prove people wrong.

Not only that, but it means your constantly bettering yourself and giving yourself more opportunities in the future. When you overcome challenges you grow stronger as a person, and that can only be a good thing.

In Kobe’s case, the strongest example of this was when he came back from his Achilles tendon injury, proving everybody wrong. Kobe had the confidence and belief that he could come back from the injury, and he did just that.

The fact that the chances of coming back after such an injury were low, made the challenge even more exciting, said Kobe.

“I have moments and I have days where I doubt myself. But to me, that’s the exciting part of the challenge.That’s when I realize this is a great opportunity to come out and show everybody this is how you bounce back. This is how you respond to a challenge.” – Kobe Bryant


5. Break Your Problems Down Into Smaller Pieces

If you have an incredibly big problem that looks too large to be solved, chop it down into smaller pieces. This way, it allows you to focus on specific issues individually which gives you a better chance of fixing them.

As Kobe explains below, this is what he did back in 2003, after all the endorsements he had dropped him and told him the situation couldn’t be fixed.

And this problem also relates back to the “where there’s challenge, there’s opportunity” success lesson. This was a big challenge for Kobe to overcome, but he did it and proved people wrong.

“In 2003, I was going through the Colorado situation, and it was very tough. I had to ask myself what I wanted to accomplish. I want to keep my family together. Have to focus on that. I’m a good basketball player: I want more championships. Focus on that. Every endorsement I had, they dropped me. Every marketing person said, “You can’t be fixed.” So I start chopping the problem into smaller pieces, and I focus on them. What else are you going to do?” – Kobe Bryant



Here’s a quick recap of Kobe Bryant’s success lessons:

  1. Reach out to people in different areas
  2. You can always learn more
  3. Respect people that are close to you
  4. Where there’s challenge, there’s opportunity
  5. Break your problems down into smaller pieces

How many of Kobe Bryant’s success lessons do you agree with? Leave a comment below.

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