Why do some people succeed in life and others don’t?

What makes the difference between a person succeeding and failing?

Because some people understand not to leave crumbs behind while others don’t.

Let me explain.

For example, remember that error alert that kept popping up whenever you downloaded something from the internet onto your laptop?

You continued to ignore the warning signs.

3 months later, your laptop goes to sleep – only to never wake up again.

The hardware crashed and it will take you weeks to get it fixed.

However and since you didn’t back anything up, all your files are gone.

The crumbs you left behind and didn’t clean up properly have caught up with you.

Do you remember seeing that one guy, shopping at your local grocery store?

That same guy that back in college you owed money to for rent you never paid?

You see him at that grocery store and you know he’s still pissed at you because you kinda pulled one of those disappeared-during-the-night moves on him.

You go and hide because you don’t want him to see you and get in a fight with him.

However, he already spotted you…

Again, the crumbs you left behind caught up with you.

Do you remember that one time you know you really shouldn’t have given in to temptation,

Gone on that girls’ trip to Vegas with your girlfriends to escape being a mom and wife for a weekend,

Only to hook up with that stranger from the club because it felt good in the moment and ended up spending the night with him?

Well, your husband just found out…

Bad way to leave bad crumbs behind.

All these examples, are examples for bad crumbs you’ve left in your life.

Crumbs that you haven’t ‘cleaned up’ are ALWAYS going to come back to haunt you.

Life has a way of always returning your investment,

Regardless of whether it was a wise one or a dumb one.

Now you gotta ask yourself…

How, where, with whom, doing what… are you going to invest your time in to get the ROI (Return On Investment) that you want to be collecting in the future?

Successful people understand this concept.

They don’t mind delaying instant gratification and they are VERY careful not to leave any crumbs behind but clean up their s*** as they move through life.

So, live your life by design and never forget:

One shan’t leave any crumbs behind.

Unless they are crumbs that will give you a positive return on investment.

Most crumbs though, are crumbs you need to simply clean up to ensure a successful future for yourself in every area of your life.

What do you think? Why in your opinion do some people succeed in life while others don’t? Comment down below and let’s continue this chat ;).

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