You want to know why people fail? There is no doubt you have had your plans or hopes crushed one way or another and you were left wondering why. There are so many things out there today that could make or break you and you and I are two of them. Yes, sure, many people say failure is good for you because you learn from it – but what about people who never learn from their mistakes?
There are so many reasons why people fail in life:
1) Over-ambition – You remember when you thought you could complete college, get a really cool job and do a lot of awesome crap? You thought you could change the world (me too). Voices like “Aim at the sun, then land on the moon…”, kept you going. Instead of starting small, we list ambitions that are almost out of reach. We then end up failing terribly. Set goals that are achievable – you know why? Because you are not Google!
2)Stop singing in your car when someone pulls up next to you – I get this all the times. Someone is driving and singing like no one is watching but immediately lowers their voice once they see someone else looking at them. Being scared is a terrible thing. This applies to everything in life; you ought to do everything like no one is watching you. Sing in the shower like your roommate is on vacation or something. You get the point.
3)Living other people’s lives – You will never make it doing this. One day your world will come crushing down like a pile of debris. Be yourself; don’t spend a lot of money because you want to look like someone else. If you don’t make a truckload of money, don’t eat out every day. One funny thing you will learn is that when people are in public, you really cannot differentiate between the one who ate at a fancy restaurant and the one who ate cereal or chicken soup or nothing at all by looking at their faces. So, know that no one really gives a crap!
4) You have a great idea in the middle of the night but you put it off – This is for me too! Yes, I know, when it is time to sleep, go to sleep. If you have a brain like mine in some ways, you might agree that the very moment you want to sleep, ideas just keep zooming through. But let us be honest here, if you try putting all those thoughts into action, you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. The world would be crazy, right? In short, keep a pen and paper closer to you because you never know what you might come across or think about!
5) Thinking that you are always right about everything you say – You see, this is why people fail in life. One thing about ignorance is that it is bliss! Thinking that your word is final is just plain baloney. Consider this wise phrase I once heard; “If you ask a question, your stupidity will only last for five minutes. If you don’t ask a question, your stupidity lasts not only through your life here on earth, but even in the after-life.” (I added that last part about the after-life just in case there is an after-life). So, instead of assuming you know everything, be humble and listen to other people’s opinions. You will learn something!
I want to stop here because I want to keep this post short enough. You can read my other post on what it takes to succeed in life here.
The main reason why people fail is because they fail to plan. Failing is the best thing that can happen to you, only if you can get up and keep moving of course. So, you have failed several times, I have been there too and I don’t even want to start telling you what went through my head during those days. I learned a lot from failure.
Simply be yourself and everything else will fall in place. Respect yourself and people will respect you. Don’t do things because you want to please people, that is vain. If you don’t know something, ask and listen!
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