Why Most People Fail

GJGreyling

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Hi there!

I was recently reading an article about buying a gym franchise.

Most people don’t know this, but when you are planning out a gym, the first thing that you work out is how many yearly memberships you are going to have. Only then do you design the actual gym, and you design the gym for only 12% of yearly memberships. Only 12% of people who join the gym actually ever use the gym!

That means that 88% of the people who join don’t actually ever use the gym and waste their money. Now do you think that those 88% of people believe that the gym doesn’t work? That it is impossible to lose weight? No, of course not! Here is the hard to swallow truth, they are either undisciplined or they don’t know that results come after many ‘small’ trips to the gym and not after a 6 hour drill on the treadmill.

Most people will fail to make money, simply because most people don’t have the discipline and the guts to keep going in the face of disappointment and failure. And that’s the same with anything you look at in life. I think most people are expecting a free lunch and a get rich quick scheme or a get thin tomorrow programme.

Success is really about constant disciplined daily action towards a clearly defined goal. One should not expect to get successful over night. Tiger Woods played for years before he saw any kind of money and Warren Buffet wasn’t even considered a good investor until he was in his thirties.
 

Erica Faith

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I have yet to meet a person who has never failed at something in his life. It's a constant thing, failure. But what really sets a person apart from others who have failed is how they stand up from it.
 

Javi92

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It is true that most people give up too easily.

In order to truly succeed I believe it is necessary to consider challenges (call them challenges, not failures) as opportunities to learn and grow from. You learn much more from your mistakes than from your achievements.

If you succeed right away, you may not try to improve anymore, thinking that you got everything right the first time when chances are you just got lucky, and even though there's plenty of areas to make better, you might not notice. When this happens you are actually getting stuck in the same place, not growing anymore.

Meanwhile whenever you make a mistake, it forces you to think about how to fix it (assuming you approach it the right way), therefore becoming a step forward.
 
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Attitude and Gratitude, We nee to quit looking for what's wrong in every situation and start looking at what's right! Its not failing its finding how to achieve....We get more of what we focus on, if we apply those ways of thinking to all aspects of our daily lives, you cant help but gain calmness and flow.
 

Dan_Bukowski

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We are all going to fail at something. The key is being mindful and recognize when we have failed, take ownership of the failure and come up with strategies not to repeat the same mistakes.
 
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Failing is GREAT! The only people that do not fail are those who don't even try. However, I don't believe there is such thing as failure. It's feedback, experience. The true failure is given up or not trying at all.

Henry Ford: "Failure is simply the opportunity to more intelligently begin again."

Thomas Edison: "I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work."
 

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People fail because:

1. They give up
2. They refuse to learn the difficult lessons
3. They don't break bad habits
4. They don't create good habits
5. They don't provide any value
6. They don't persevere
7. They're not happy with their job
8. They don't value sacrifice
9. They don't let go when it's time to let go
10. They're not spreading love :cool:
 

Danielki

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Hi there!

I was recently reading an article about buying a gym franchise.

Most people don’t know this, but when you are planning out a gym, the first thing that you work out is how many yearly memberships you are going to have. Only then do you design the actual gym, and you design the gym for only 12% of yearly memberships. Only 12% of people who join the gym actually ever use the gym!

That means that 88% of the people who join don’t actually ever use the gym and waste their money. Now do you think that those 88% of people believe that the gym doesn’t work? That it is impossible to lose weight? No, of course not! Here is the hard to swallow truth, they are either undisciplined or they don’t know that results come after many ‘small’ trips to the gym and not after a 6 hour drill on the treadmill.

Most people will fail to make money, simply because most people don’t have the discipline and the guts to keep going in the face of disappointment and failure. And that’s the same with anything you look at in life. I think most people are expecting a free lunch and a get rich quick scheme or a get thin tomorrow programme.

Success is really about constant disciplined daily action towards a clearly defined goal. One should not expect to get successful over night. Tiger Woods played for years before he saw any kind of money and Warren Buffet wasn’t even considered a good investor until he was in his thirties.

Quality, very good! Well played :)
 

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Success is something that cannot be done overnight. It is something that requires a lot of dedication and motivation. One may fail in achieving success but this should not define him as person, but the what he repeatedly do. He must keep pushing forward towards success. In case you do not know, Mind Strategics Learning Consultancy offers workshops to people who wants become successful and live the life they wanted. Visit http://www.yourmindstrategy.com/SuccessPermissions.html to learn about success stories.
 

allanrsm

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Persistence, discipline and efficient action is fundamental to any worthwhile achievement! To many in society when an obstacle occurs or a barrier to progress is encountered this is understood to be a failure and then they give up. However to the advancing man, one who is committed and focused on attaining a goal will see that the obstacles are opportunity to learn a new skill set or develop a new understanding which equips us with the resources we need to progress beyond our existing limitations!
 

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It ain't about how hard you're hit, it's about how you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. Get up!

- Rocky Balboa
 

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People fail because:

1. They give up
2. They refuse to learn the difficult lessons
3. They don't break bad habits
4. They don't create good habits
5. They don't provide any value
6. They don't persevere
7. They're not happy with their job
8. They don't value sacrifice
9. They don't let go when it's time to let go
10. They're not spreading love :cool:
I especially agree with number 9. Sometimes there are some things that will never change even though you have adapted and stopped bad habits. As Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results."
 

Hubert Koh

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I would like to add on about the idea of gratitude. Gratitude create happiness, and according to some research is the key to productivity. So be happy and more productive and find your success.
 

Developonlinesuccess

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A book to read: Ask for the Moon and Get It by Percy Ross - He suggests 10 Lessons to Success

Review:
Percy Ross the author of the above book began life in poverty but through hard work became a millionaire and philanthropist, giving all his money away before he died, relatively recently. He wrote the above book when he was 70. He was known for giving away silver dollars as a symbol of hope to poor children and had a column in newspapers called "Thanks a Million", from which he helped countless people with their requests. .....continue review on ezinearticles.com Book available on Amazon
 

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Persistence, discipline and efficient action is fundamental to any worthwhile achievement! To many in society when an obstacle occurs or a barrier to progress is encountered this is understood to be a failure and then they give up. However to the advancing man, one who is committed and focused on attaining a goal will see that the obstacles are opportunity to learn a new skill set or develop a new understanding which equips us with the resources we need to progress beyond our existing limitations!
Well spoken:D
 

brokenblade

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I'm gonna be honest with y'all. Most stuff I ttied, I've failed at. I've failed at business, careers, spirituality, relationships. My whole life has been a failure. In fact, here's how much of a failure I am, I'm homeless. Living on the streets. However, I don't let that stop me from getting my business off the ground.