The last several years of life have revealed so much to my wife and I. In the early days, we struggled to get our business up and running. However, we figured it out, overcame fears, and persevered through struggles to accomplish some significant goals. Of course, then life hits in a way that is never expected. Suddenly, the lessons that we didn’t learn on the way up, were made very clear to us on the way back down, as we wrestled to find our footing from poor decisions, complacency, and lack of vision.
God knew there were some lessons that needed to be learned before really trusting us with the level of success and prosperity that he had in store for us. Thankfully, we were able to learn those lessons, and now we look back at the last several years, thankful for the losses, thankful for the struggles, and thankful for the perspective we have gained through experiencing the pain.
We have not arrived, but as I look back over those years, having since helped hundreds of people realize their potential, I reflect on some of those things that may have slowed us down at times, and the things I see slow others down.
With that, I want to give a list of 13 reasons why I see people struggle. These are in no particular order, and the list is certainly not exhaustive. They are simply a few things to be aware of, as they could be pitfalls in your journey toward a fulfilled life.