Thursday, February 26, 2009

Food for Thought: 12 Reasons for Failure

12 Reasons People Fail and are Less Successful
...(or - "what I learned from twitter this morning")

1. They never define what being happy truly means to them.

What lifestyle do you truly desire and what do you need to do to achieve it?

2. Their goals are not really goals but a moving target that they will never hit.

This is what I need to do, this too, this too, oh and this too = too many goals.

3. Set goals they will never hit or that are impossible to achieve.

When someone says, “The Sky is the Limit!, they mean it. The more the better, and they’ll never be satisfied.

4. They don’t believe it can be done and never start.

There is too much competition already. It’ll be too hard to do and I don’t have enough time. I wish I could but I can’t.

5. They don’t make it a MUST.

Making it a must is more than just making it a priority. When you HAVE to do it it becomes essential to your survival. Just like food and water.

6. They don’t create a realistic plan.

They think or assume they can be successful but do no real research or planning. They just start things and “wing it” hoping everything will somehow work out.

7. They don’t follow through with the plan.

Why even create a plan for success if you’re not going to follow it? It’s like making a grocery list and not bringing it with you—you are bound to forget something.

8. They give others the responsibility to make things work for their life.

If you give someone responsibility you need to make sure they’re taking care of things. If they fail - you fail.

9. They give up when faced with a difficult challenge.

When facing a difficult challenge it’s easy to quit. Don’t quit until you achieve your goal.

10. They fail to conduct their life like a business.

Conduct a life like a business. At the end of the year you need to show profit and not debt. A successful business is showing profits at the end of the year and not increased debt.

11. They allow others optimism or pessimism to effect or control their decisions.

If someone tells you that it’s too late to make money on the Internet are you going to believe them? If a famous person endorses is that 'the thing to do'? How about if they tell you that you can make $1,000 a day without doing anything and just a little money using the Forex Autopilot software that sells for only $400?
Do your research and make your own decision.

12. No quality coaching.

In order to effectively realize your own goals and stay motivated, the help of a quality coach or influence is essential to your success. Raising a well mannered child requires great parenting. In this analogy you are the child and your coach is the parent.

Something else to remember:

“The purpose of a goal is not the goal itself but what it makes of you along the way.”
~ Tony Robbins

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Char said...

excellent advice - I'm so guilty of not doing some of these

alwaysadorable said...

I am definitely going to keep these 12 in mind!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

char: I am, too, believe you me. :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

always: It's good stuff for business and life in general. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog! :)

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