Self-made millionaire: 5 things are holding you back from having a super life

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Admit it, you want a super life, right? There's nothing wrong with wanting it all. I personally came from nothing — I had a humble start, no silver spoons, no blue blood and no handouts.

In my opinion, you cannot be successful in two areas of life and have four, five or six areas where you're average. Think about it: If you have millions of dollars but failing health, what good is it? If you hate your work, it's going to bring down other areas of your life. These things are all interconnected.

Image from the 2006 movie "Superman Returns."
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Image from the 2006 movie "Superman Returns."

One area of life that you aren't excelling at will eventually drag down your other areas of life. That's why you need what I call the "super life," or being successful in every aspect of life.

Here are five reasons you may not have a "super life."

You're asking the wrong people for advice

Your role models are all wrong. You can't win at life if you get advice from someone who doesn't even know what they are talking about. Ever hear someone who makes less than $100,000 say that money doesn't bring happiness? They wouldn't know because they can't speak from experience.

Self-made millionaire Grant Cardone.
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Self-made millionaire Grant Cardone.

You use the wrong definitions for success

You don't even know how to define success. Well, it's survival. That basic understanding literally changed my entire life: the word survival. In fact, it changed how I spend and invest money. Definitions are the reason most businesses stay small.

You have the wrong targets

I didn't have the right targets growing up. I wanted to be a millionaire. That was wrong. I should have set a target for a billion dollars. Your targets are too limited, too small.

You're getting too much education

I firmly believe the more you're educated, the worse off you are. Why do you see all these people at start-ups hitting it big without degrees? They're not confined by an academic mindset.

You lack the money to start being successful

You simply just don't have enough revenue, enough paper. Run for your freedom, run for being super. Too many people are settling for their reality rather than working for their potential.

If you find yourself criticizing me for talking about a "super life," pay attention to what you could be doing. Not having enough income is one of the most common reasons people aren't living a super life.

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