Losing at life is a well known discipline amongst people all over the world. This is where anyone is able to excel, by doing nothing and feeling sorry for themselves. Join the group, if you want to be a loser, or break out to become a winner. Sometimes you just need a gentle push in the right direction, other times you need massive wakeup call.

Below are some of the most important reasons why you lose at life. Picked by me, a former loser at life, turned winner at life (by my own definition, of course).

Having Toxic Friends

It all begins with your circle of friends. Sometimes even your own family. People who constantly feel sorry for themselves, have a habit of picking at other people as well. They will constantly try to bring everyone down with them, in an effort to feel better with themselves. Not realising that they both make themselves and their friends feel even worse eventually.

If you want to change your life, you should take a very close look at your friends and family. You can easily stop talking with friends that you deem toxic for your personal wellbeing, but your own family might be a bit more difficult. You would probably have to deal with them, or turn your back at some of them.

Making a change for the better doesn't come easy, after all. But it will definitely be worth it in the long run.

Luckily there are lots of communities both online and offline, that are embracing positive life changes and encourage you to get better at life, make an effort, motivate you and give useful advice. Join them, lend a helping hand and ask for assistance when needed. This will be one of the most important elements of turning your life around.

Staying in Your Comfort Zone

Most people feel best when they are within their own little bubble of comfort, because nobody likes change. Why change, would they usually ask. I'm fine, they will say.

Making a change for the better usually starts with stepping out of your comfort zone. You don't have to turn everything upside down, but you have to start somewhere. No matter what you want to change, it starts with stepping out of your comfort zone.

Be prepared to do so, and remember that your non-toxic friends are there to help you succeed.

Not Listening to the Right People

While some people find it entertaining to waste their freetime by watching nobodies on YouTube and TV, others spend time watching or reading about clever and successful people teaching life lessons. Guess which group you should watch and read about?

If you want to improve your life for the better, you have to understand the mindset of those people with success. It doesn't matter if it's your dad or a stocktrader you look up to, as long as you find the inspiration to make everything better for yourself.

You can also find several online movements doing exactly this, and there are a lot to learn for those who want to.

Here's one basic place to start:

  • Read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki.

Not Believing in Yourself

I don't have any special talents. I'm an introvert. I can't work at night. I don't know how to do this. I am not good enough.

Your attitude might end up being your own worst enemy.

Nobody expects you to run a marathon after a few weeks of training, and nobody expects you to get a promotion or a raise after a few weeks of work. But unless you give it a try, you will never improve. You don't have to start out by running the full marathon, you can set small milestones along the way. As long as you eventually achieve them, you know you're improving. If you can walk, you can run. It just takes practice, and you have to believe in yourself.

Having Unhealthy Eating Habits

This is very important, and usually a neglected issue that can make you lose at life in more than one sense.

If you start your day by pumping your body full of sugar, your body will go on a sugar rush that feels most like a rollercoaster. The view at the top is amazing, but then it quickly goes downhill.

You can allow yourself to enjoy a few snacks here and there, but you should seriously consider changing your unhealthy eating habits for the better, as it will benefit your mind and body in more than one aspect.

Author's Bio: 

Having gone through the issues mentioned above, I can say for sure that I feel better now. I did the hard work of changing myself and my life for the better, and it turned out great. I went from being a store clerk who felt sorry for himself every day, to a company owner with multiple websites like Potsandpansrater.com and Reviuu.com.

It all started with me changing my attitude towards life, I became a more positive person, went from envying those people with success to following them and asking them questions on how to do it, and started working out on a regular basis. I am now travelling the world while working and enjoying my life the way I want to, which feels great.