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  • 1. Why We Fail?
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  • 3. 1. Lack of Persistence More people fail not because they lack knowledge or talent but because they quit. The total secret of success lies in two words, persistence and resistance . Persist in what must be done and resist what ought not to be done.
  • 4. When problems seem insurmountable, quitting seems to be the easiest way out……
  • 5. Winners are struck but not destroyed. We all have had setbacks in life. Failing does not mean we are failures.
  • 6. 2. Lack of Conviction People who lack conviction take the middle of the road; and guess what happens in the middle of the road? You get run over.
  • 7. People without conviction do not take a stand . They go along to get along because they lack confidence and courage.
  • 8. They conform in order to get accepted even when they know that what they are doing is wrong. They behave like part of a herd.
  • 9. 3. Rationalizing Winners may analyze but never rationalize. That is a loser's game. Losers always have a book full of excuses to tell you why they could not.
  • 10. We hear excuses like……
  • 11.
    • I'm unlucky
    • I'm born under the wrong stars
    • I'm not good looking
    • I don't have contacts
    • I don't have enough money
    • The economy is bad
    • If only I had the opportunity
    • If only I didn't have a family
    The list can go on and on…….
  • 12. 4. Not Learning from Past Mistakes
  • 13. Some people live and learn , and some only live. Wise people learn from their mistakes.
  • 14. People who do not learn lessons from history are doomed. Failure is a teacher if we have the right attitude. Failure is a detour, not a dead end. It is a delay, not a defeat. Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.
  • 15. 5. Lack of Discipline Anyone who has accomplished anything worthwhile has never done so without discipline.
  • 16. Discipline takes self-control, sacrifice, and avoiding distractions and temptations. It means staying focused. Steam does not move the engine unless it is confined. Niagara Falls would not generate power unless it were harnessed.
  • 17. 6. Poor Self-Esteem Poor self-esteem is a lack of self-respect and self-worth. It leads to abuse of one's self and others.
  • 18. People with low self-esteem are constantly looking for identity. They are trying to find themselves. One's self is not to be found but to be created.
  • 19. Idleness is like rust that eats into the most brilliant metal. Idleness and laziness are consequences of poor self-esteem and so is making excuses.
  • 20. 7. Fatalistic Attitude
  • 21. A fatalistic attitude prevents people from accepting responsibility for their position in life. They attribute success and failure to luck. They resign themselves to their fate.
  • 22. They believe and accept the predestined future written in their horoscope or stars, that regardless of their effort whatever has to happen will happen.
  • 23. Hence they never put in any effort and complacency becomes a way of life. They wait for things to happen rather than make them happen.
  • 24. Source of Reference: Shiv Khera, You Can Win , New Dawn Press.