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9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Coffee Immediately

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Today’s article is all about caffeine, the thing that we all love and enjoy. We’re going to get into a little bit more detail about caffeine, and some of the best reasons to stop drinking coffee immediately.

What happens when we drink coffee?

Within 10 minutes of drinking coffee, caffeine enters your bloodstream, and your blood pressure and heart rate begin to rise.

After 20 minutes, you begin to become more alert, and your concentration levels start to improve. Hence why people who drink coffee love the stuff so much.

Within 30 minutes, your athletic ability is improved by increased motor neuron efficiency.

Within 12 hours, things are back to normal, and after 12 hours, your body starts to get withdrawal symptoms from not consuming any more caffeine.

This awesome infographic explains the process in more detail.

But, more importantly… let’s move on to the reason why you clicked on this article.

 

9 Reasons to Stop Drinking Coffee

Let’s get into it!

Here are some of the best reasons to stop drinking coffee or caffeine completely. There are many healthy alternatives to coffee that still contain caffeine. For example, I drink green tea regularly, which has a much lower amount of caffeine, and can also be very good for you.

Anyway, here are the reasons to quit coffee:

 

1. Caffeine Can Reduce the Quality of Your Sleep

Obviously we know caffeine is a natural stimulant for the brain, but this will have an affect on our sleeping patterns and the quality of sleep we get.

Even if you don’t drink coffee before you go to sleep, it can still have an affect the amount of solid sleep you get.

Those who have stopped drinking caffeine have often seen improvements in the quality of sleep they get every night. In turn, this leaves them naturally more rested for the next day ahead.

And so actually, after reading the next point I’m about to explain, you’ll see why coffee can actually give you less energy than usual.

This point on reduced quality of sleep, combined with the next point really shows how detrimental caffeine can be to your energy levels.

 

2. After Time, Coffee Doesn’t Give You Any More Energy

Many of us drink coffee everyday because we need our extra boost of energy in the mornings to get us through the day. However, after time, our bodies build a tolerance to this, and we really don’t see any more energy benefits from drinking coffee every day.

If you stop drinking coffee for a while, and then have a cup of the stuff every now and again afterwards, you’ll experience the energy boosting benefits once again.

So for anyone who’s drinking coffee everyday purely because you think it’s giving you more energy, it’s most likely not having any real affect on your energy levels.

 

3. It’s Healthy to Beat the Addiction of Caffeine

Relying on any substance is a risky thing. Obviously the worse the substance the more serious the issue is. Illegal drugs are clearly some of the worst possible cases of addiction. However, having an addiction for any substance is not healthy.

If you’re addicted to coffee, and you rely on it every single day, it’s not healthy. Beating any addiction will give you more freedom and power over yourself.

 

4. You Can Save A Lot of Money by Quitting Coffee

For most of the working world, in particular those solo entrepreneurs reading this and living the laptop lifestyle, coffee can become an expensive habit.

It’s very easy to go and work in Starbucks, and get through a couple of cups. Maybe you’re not a laptop entrepreneur but you work in a building close by to some of your favorite coffee shops.

Making a visit there every break or lunch you get quickly racks up. Drinking it at home is obviously less expensive, but most people prefer to drink out. So if you’re trying to keep an eye on your bills, maybe cut back on the daily trip to Starbucks.

 

5. Coffee Can Cause Tooth Decay and Staining

It actually only takes 1 cup of coffee a day to begin staining your teeth. This is also the same case for certain types of tea.

Depending on where you get your coffee from, and how much sugar you put in it, coffee can also cause tooth decay. This is normally the case if your drinking flavored coffees and lattes from the likes of Starbucks.

 

6. No More Caffeine Shakes and Trembles

As caffeine is a natural stimulant and is regularly induced to give people more energy, it can give people the shakes if they consume too much.

If you drink a lot of caffeine, and you often suffer from involuntary shaking or trembling of your hands, then it’s likely that you’re experiencing one of the many side effects from taking too much caffeine.

 

7. Caffeine Has an Affect on Your Mood

Coffee actually has an affect on your mood. For those who are used to drinking coffee very regularly, you can eventually become so consumed by it, that if you don’t have it at the time you’re used to, it makes you moody.

Quitting caffeine will remove these fluctuations in your mood, that are being controlled by your addiction for coffee.

Don’t let substances and other influences affect your mood and your emotions, and the way you come across to people. They shouldn’t have any power of you.

 

8. Quitting Coffee Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Caffeine can cause an increase in your blood pressure. It may only cause an increase for a very short time, but the increase will be dramatic.

For anybody who’s blood pressure numbers are already high, drinking a lot of coffee could have serious consequences.

However, quitting coffee can help reduce your blood pressure levels, and stop you from being at risk of any related diseases.

 

9. Caffeine Can Increase Your Anxiety Levels

It has been a proven fact that coffee often increases many people’s anxiety levels. This is due to the way caffeine increases the amount of adrenaline in your body.

Deciding to quit caffeine completely can be a great solution for anyone suffering from anxiety, especially if they start to feel their anxiety levels rise.

 

How to Reduce Your Caffeine Intake

So now that you’ve seen the 10 main reasons to stop drinking coffee, you may well be wondering if there are any helpful tips you can use to reduce your caffeine intake. Check out a few of the steps we’ve listed below.

 

1. Switch out coffee for green tea

Green tea is actually incredibly healthy, and can be a great replacement for coffee. Sure, it still contains a small amount of caffeine, but it’s a lot less than coffee, and all the antioxidants include sure make it a great substitute.

 

2. Change Up Your Routine

The chances are that you’re drinking a lot of coffee due to your routine. Maybe you arrive at work when everybody is dishing out the coffees, or maybe you drive/walk past your favorite coffee shop on the way to work.

If this is the case, then switch up your routine. Walk a different way to work etc. If there’s anything in your routine that makes it really easy for you to keep downing cups of coffee, try and change it.

 

3. Reduce Your Intake Slowly

If you drink two cups of coffee a day, try and eliminate the 2nd cup. Maybe find a different healthy drink that you really enjoy. Drink this at the usual time you’d have the 2nd coffee, and that’ll help quench your thirst.

 

4. Make Your Coffee’s Weaker

Start putting less coffee in your coffee. Limit the strength of the coffee and the amount of caffeine you’re consuming. If you often have coffee out at Starbucks, start making it yourself.

 

Summary

As we’re coming towards the end of the article, I thought I’d quickly recap the 10 reasons to stop drinking coffee immediately:

  1. Caffeine can reduce the quality of your sleep
  2. After time, coffee doesn’t give you any more energy
  3. It’s healthy to beat the addiction of caffeine
  4. You can save a lot of money by quitting coffee
  5. Coffee can cause tooth decay and staining
  6. No more coffee shakes and trembles
  7. Coffee can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes
  8. Caffeine has an affect on your mood
  9. Quitting coffee can lower your blood pressure
  10. Caffeine can increase your anxiety levels

And once again, here are the steps to reducing your caffeine intake:

  1. Switch out coffee for green tea
  2. Change up your routine
  3. Reduce your intake slowly
  4. Make your coffee’s weaker

 

Summary

Sure, drinking coffee may have it’s benefits. We may love the taste, we may love the energy it gives us on a Monday morning when we’re struggling to concentrate on our work. However, it looks like it comes with quite a few side effects, and dodgy health risks if you drink too much.

The solution to this?

We think that drinking coffee in moderation is perfectly okay, and maybe even beneficial in some ways. But when you’re drinking it once or twice every day, that’s when it starts to become a problem.

This could lead to things like:

  • Addiction
  • High blood pressure
  • No extra energy benefits
  • Reduced sleep quality
  • A big hole in your wallet

Are you trying to stop drinking coffee? 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.

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12 Comments

  1. Chris Hufnagel

    May 9, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Please don’t take my coffee away 🙁

    I used to drink a lot of tea but recently have been having a cup of coffee a day. I have noticed that it seems to help less and less. Maybe this next week I will try only having it one day a week, if I really need the extra boost to power through a project!

    Great article, didn’t realize so many bad points to drinking coffee.

    Chris

    • Dan Western

      May 9, 2016 at 10:48 am

      Hey Chris,

      I love coffee as well! I try to switch it out for green tea most of the time now if I want a hot drink.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Dan

      • eh idk

        May 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        i dont really like coffee. this actually convinced me to stop drinking.

        • Sandy

          Apr 20, 2019 at 7:56 pm

          I have 16 cups a day. ? need to stop ASAP but it’s so hard

  2. Cris

    May 12, 2016 at 2:50 am

    A huge NO 🙁 Although I don’t drink coffee on the weekends, I need it on weekdays – at least in the morning – or I get highly grumpy. I brew my own coffee at home, and the beans I buy are local, so they’re not as expensive. Plus, I’m glad I could help out local farmers where I live. You do have pretty good points here (like being addicted) and I understand that. But in this crazy world and with our hectic lifestyles, we’re allowed at least ONE vice, right? 😉

    • Dan Western

      May 12, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Hey Cris,

      True! However, you also confirmed the fact the you get grumpy if you don’t drink it, which is simply because your body is used to it!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Dan

  3. Corey Tat

    Aug 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Hey Dan,

    I really needed this article. I love caffeine way too much and as someone that is health conscious, I always make excuses as to why I need it to boost my workouts and to help me grind longer as an entrepreneur.

    I really enjoyed the well detailed post and the benefits of quitting (Even though I knew this). The article was really well written and now I’m actually going to make a strong attempt to cut caffeine out of my life.

    • Dan Western

      Aug 16, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Hey Corey,

      That’s great news! I’m a big lover of caffeine myself; not so much before workouts but whilst working. I try to switch coffee out for green tea most of the time. Still contains a little caffeine but much, MUCH, healthier for you!

      Dan

  4. Danielle

    Oct 3, 2017 at 1:59 am

    I recently came off coffee and have been considering going back on. This article was a good reminded why I gave it up. Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Bodies Many Cries for Water, has some strong arguments for ditching coffee as well. Tony Robins recommended reading it and it changed my perspective on both water and coffee.

  5. David

    Jan 16, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Hi Dan,I was trying to find the reason to quit a coffee habit. 100% with your reasons and explanations. I already knew it in the heart. Let’s break the chain of the Starbucks cards presents!
    Thanks for your help.

  6. Mike

    Oct 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    One other reason to quit coffee is that it is one of the heaviest pesticide sprayed crops so if you must drink it make sure you buy organic but either way it is not good for you.

  7. tina

    May 16, 2021 at 1:36 am

    I was drinking so much coffee that it was making my hairline recede. I stopped and my hairline has become normal again and when i drink, very rarely now, I feel like vomiting, so I pretty much stopped drinking coffee, but occasionally I will have a taste, 3 sips and throw out the rest of the cup, it makes me feel ok, I love the smell and taste of it, but it does not love me :), so I have to let it go.

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The 30 Major Causes of Failure By Napoleon Hill

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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.

 

Summary

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

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Want to hear some of Lionel Messi’s success lessons?

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

 

Summary

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

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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

 

Summary

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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