What is the main difference that makes some people successful while others fail? There are ten reasons why people fail in life, and you may not be aware of the variety of reasons, but we are going to go over them here in this list.
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1. Negative thinking
It is pretty incredible how always thinking the worst about everything can drag you down and quell your attempts at success. When you are always down on yourself you drag your expectations down to a lower level too. This leads to depression and always being stuck in a rut.
2. Not Setting Clear Goals
If you do not have clear goals to aim for, how can you aspire to greatness? By setting goals, you have a good idea of where you are headed and how to achieve the goals you have set. Without goals, you simply have no direction and can end up failing life miserably.
3. Giving up
Not everyone is successful when they do something the first time. Persevering and trying something multiple times until success is achieved is that main difference between success and failure. Many famous and important people in history failed many times before they found success. What would have happened if Thomas Edison had given up? His grade school teachers said he was too stupid to learn anything. He invented 1,000 light bulbs before finding one that worked.
4. Making Excuses
If you are good at making excuses as to why you should not be doing something, there is a good likelihood that you will fail. There will never be that perfect time to do something, it is something that you must do when an opportunity presents itself because if you wait too long, that opportunity will be gone.
5. Not starting
Everyone needs to find motivation to get things done, but if you never begin something then you will never finish it. As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
6. Being in the Wrong place at the Wrong time
Timing is everything when it comes to life. If you are not in a certain place at a certain time you might not meet the love of your life or find a career that is rewarding. What you need to do is know when to move on from something that is not working. For example, you may have started a business and tried to make it work for many years, but found that you just could not find success. By learning when to walk away from a failing business, you can find new opportunities that will be successful.
7. You don’t care
If you do not care about your job or something that you are doing, you won’t have the pride to do a job well or to improve your life. If you hang around people who also don’t care (apathy), it can be contagious and can affect your life in a negative way. Neither you nor any of your apathetic friends will have the drive to do anything to find success in life, which will lead to failure.
8. Not pursuing a higher education
For most people, when they finish up high school it is the end of the road for their education? Many people do not know what to do once school is done and they make a serious mistake. They do not return to school to expand their horizons and learn more. You don’t have to get a university degree (that can be extremely expensive!) but pursue something that you love and make sure you take the courses to get yourself into your field of interest.
9. Not doing what you know/love (following your passion)
If you try to do a job that pays a lot of money but does not interest you, it will crush your spirit and make you very unhappy. You may not last at that particular job and you will definitely feel like you have missed out on something in your life. You should try to find a career path that involves doing something that you are passionate about.
10. Never taking risks
Real growth can only occur when you stop outside of your normal comfort zone. You will gain the most when you push your limits and try things that make you uncomfortable. If you never take risks, you never reach your potential.