10 Reasons Why People Fail (Part 2)

This is the second and concluding part of the article “10 reasons why people fail”. If you missed the first part, you can click here to read it.

10 Reasons Why People Fail 

Below are 5 more insights on why people fail and what you can do to succeed.

6. Excuses

A school of thought believes there is no good time to make the right decision. Failures are notorious for finding reasons why they didn’t attempt, they blame situations per time. They already have an excuse even before they fail. They give 100 reasons why they will fail and most times they fail!

In other to attain a level of success, one must have the strength to accept responsibilities whether good or bad, that way you are relieving yourself the pressure to pass or fail. Studies have shown that we achieve more when we are focused.

  1. Procrastination

Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something. Nothing happens unless there is an action. Procrastination is a time-waster, people who fail don’t get a thing done at the right time. They always believe they can defer a task for another time or period.

There is time for everything, doing things at an inappropriate time will lead to failure. Time is a global currency and must be well spent. One of the principles we teach in our programs is, “time lost might never be regained, and every opportunity to achieve your dream must be taken with passionate desire.”

One must be able to learn to prioritise to avoid being a ‘jack of all trade and master of none’. If you fail to plan you are planning to fail, procrastination will not allow you to plan, instead, you will keep postponing the time to plan.

  1. Poor Mentorship

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mentors are leaders, they are people who you look up to, and they are individuals whose conducts, lifestyle and behaviour you look to imitate. Your choice of a mentor should be based on life goals and vision.

A mentor is supposed to serve as an inspiration, if you have a mediocre as a mentor, you will most likely fail at what you do, because you won’t have enough confidence to overcome the challenges ahead.

  1. Health

Your health is also very important; a poorly managed health condition can lead to an uninspired life. A hungry man is an angry man, and if we are to look at the state of anger, we can say things don’t usually turn out good, instead, it becomes worse.

Make sure you eat healthily, get plenty of good-quality sleep, and exercise regularly. When you live healthy you will spend less time at the hospital and more time doing other productive things.

Find time to do the things you enjoy: the more positive activities you have in your life, the less scope there will be for paranoia to take hold, because a suspicious mind is always ill-at-ease and spotting hidden meanings nobody else even considers are there. It can be a devastating way to live, viewing the world through a hyper-vigilant lens, and left unchecked.

  1. Lack of motivation and enthusiasm

The aforementioned reasons for failure can be summed up as the reasons for failure. Motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving the way we do. While enthusiasm is a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it.

In other to be a success, one must understand oneself, and develop an interest in a particular subject, academically, it is practically impossible to excel in a subject you are not interested in.

For instance, Mathematics as a subject is disliked by many students because they have little or no interest in anything that involves numbers and calculations, hence, year after year more than 75% of student keeps recording fails in the National Senior Secondary School Examination.

The same attitude applies to every face set of life; you must have a genuine interest in your discipline or career to be successful.

Now It’s Your Call: What Would You Rather Be, a failure or a success?

If you want to be successful, do what successful people do? If you want to fail do what people who fail do? Having read through these 10 reasons for failure, I am sure you wouldn’t like to make the mistakes people who failed made. Simple, right?

Where do you start?

It all starts with what is inside of you — more specifically, your mind. Your thoughts lead to your feelings that lead to your actions that lead to your results; you either control your mind and action or it controls you.

Our advice? Aspire and work to succeed.


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