Yes you heard right you can create failure therefore the good news is you can also learn to avoid it as well! The point here is that our own actions or lack thereof often keep us from becoming successful often because we don't follow through! Building success in most cases requires us to learn from failure but none of this can possibly occur if we don't fully engage in the process!
Here are 3 ways we actually keep ourselves from becoming successful and in almost every case we have the ability to avoid this!
Not Take Action
For starters becoming successful at anything whatsoever requires YOU to take some sort of action to make it happen. It is absolutely impossible to accomplish anything without taking the necessary actions required! Failing to take action is ultimately worse than not finding success with the efforts you do invest since there is little to admire of someone who doesn't at least try! This is what many find themselves guilty of since they may feel they lack the skills or ability to acquire them! It is important to note that skills can be acquire, provided you have the motivation to do so!
Another reality of building success for yourself is that the process to do so typically requires an ongoing effort on your part! Part of this process will no doubt involve surprises and set backs that can be both frustrating and downright discouraging! Many may decide the frustrations are more than they can handle or are not motivated deeply enough to continue with their efforts! In either case they decide to walk away or quit and it is at this point that they fail themselves for giving up! Winners never quit and losers typically never fail to do so! In the end it is usually a lack of motivation that undermines a persons willingness to continue trying which of course keeps them from becoming successful!
Not Learning from Mistakes
Mistakes occur due to a lack of experience and serve to teach us what not to do! When this lesson is learned we now have the experience we previously lacked! Our mistakes are learning experiences that should not be ignore or we'll likely repeat them! It is therefore important to realize you must learn from failure in order to avoid it in the future!
In many case we create failure for ourselves and then attempt to blame 'overwhelming' or 'impossible' odds! The fact is building success requires that we become 'fully' engage in the process required to achieve the goals we set! Part of this process is encountering set backs and when we do if we don't learn from failure we doom ourselves to repeat the same mistakes! Our discussion above focuses on how our own voluntary actions can keep us from becoming successful and not necessarily the odds or challenges we face! The goods news is this puts us in control of building success for ourselves and it is up to us to make the conscious choice to do so!
By TJ Philpott