Metaphorically speaking, when traveling down a certain road, it is good policy to watch out for roadblocks. In our real life journey, there are certain things that can be considered roadblocks to success.

These are the things one must be careful with since all these so-called success roadblocks are all inside us and we have them in varying degrees. The most common are the following.


Fear as an attitude is one of the worst enemies of success. When fear coils around you and keeps you prisoner, you will never be able to reach out and grab your dreams.

Everyone has to confront one’s fears. We have different fears at different degrees at varying intensities, and all of them for the wrong reasons. We should look at fear as what they are, a state of the mind, and toss them aside, like tossing aside an old useless image or a jaded memory.

Conquering fear and stepping forward is the only way to make success possible. What are you afraid of today? Confront them and set a solution yourself because only you know the extent of that fear.


To be honest, there are so many people who keep themselves from success simply caused by lethargy, to be understated about. Either they do not have the energy or they do not have the will power to summon such energy from their system and be in the groove of things around.

Lack of perseverance

This one is an attitude that is related, almost, to lethargy. Most often, success is just around the bend on the sharpest corner or the steepest hill. And then, some people simply call it quits without even a second thought.

In the movies, they usually say the most important thing is “location, location, location.” In the pursuit of success, the three most important things are “perseverance, perseverance, perseverance.”


There is truth to the old saying which asserts that “you achieve what you believe”. Pessimistic people always get what they believe – failure.

If you don’t believe that you can achieve anything at all, then you really will not. Your pessimism will prove you every time. Undermining oneself subconsciously is destructive to the goal of achieving success.

Not taking responsibility

Accepting responsibility is akin to accepting your existence. You are responsible for your life, whether you like it or not, whether you accept it or not.

Denial means you shall be relegated to the sidelines of your existence. Acceptance of responsibility will put you on the road to success.

Wrong friends

We are who we hang out with, the people we call our friends. Are your friends the kind to hold you back or are they the ones who will spur you?

What about the people you have surrounded yourself with? Are they the kind who knows how to encourage you and strengthen you in your own personal quests? If otherwise, it is time to move on.

No vision

Are you the type who does not look ahead, who plans for the future, who saves for a rainy day? Having no vision means having no ambition, and having no ambition means having no life at all. Have you got one for yourself?

All of these obstacles to success are man-made, artificial and simple states of mind. They can be corrected, mended, salved and nursed back to health. What is your state of mind?