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Why We Fail

Why We Fail



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    • Why We Fail?
    • 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.
    • When problems seem insurmountable, quitting seems to be the easiest way out……
    • Winners are struck but not destroyed. We all have had setbacks in life. Failing does not mean we are failures.
    • 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.
    • People without conviction do not take a stand . They go along to get along because they lack confidence and courage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • We hear excuses like……
      • 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…….
    • 4. Not Learning from Past Mistakes
    • Some people live and learn , and some only live. Wise people learn from their mistakes.
    • 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.
    • 5. Lack of Discipline Anyone who has accomplished anything worthwhile has never done so without discipline.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 7. Fatalistic Attitude
    • 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.
    • They believe and accept the predestined future written in their horoscope or stars, that regardless of their effort whatever has to happen will happen.
    • 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.