1. Stop postponing to avoid failure in life:Kabir that what you intend to do tomorrow, do it today and what you intend to do today do it now. And plainly speaking, if you possess an inverse version of the attitude, don’t read further, that’s enough of a reason for your failure in life. You need to seriously consider this critical situation of yours and plan some amendments to resolve the issue. Do it immediately. I mean, literally! Why are you still here? If you really want to rectify yourself, then start condemning your laziness, hit it hard. Take control of your desire to be lazy and procrastinate. You have no way to avoid failure in life if you make peace with laziness.
2. Stop being intolerant to avoid failure in life:I’m just speaking about not being patient. It’s one of the essential ingredients you require to avoid failure in life. Let not small things break you. Don’t let yourself get affected by the public judgment if you’re sure that you’re right. Have a mentor though, what I’m asking you to do is not to consider what people say, sort of gossip about you. And more importantly, if you’re Intolerant towards any feedback and if you tend to take the feedback as criticism, then change the way you perceive them. Trust me, you need the feedback, we are often oblivious towards our own flaws. Human psychology is full of fallacies and cognitive biases where we overlook the rational reasons and logical conclusions. Remember that the one who gives you feedback is your well-wisher and you reject it you lose one well-wisher.
3. You cannot avoid failure in life with frustration:This is quite in relevance to intolerance. The more intolerant you are more vulnerable you become, and the weakness is very much exposed in the form of frustration. A man shouts when he has nothing to say. It’s the moment when you accept that you’re a loser and you lose control over yourself. To avoid failure in life, avoid getting yourself to that situation whatsoever. If you (honestly) see that:
- The work has not been done, but you’re tired.
- You were busy, but not productive.
4. Don’t play a blame game:Let me remind you to remain honest with yourself while you’re reading this, for it will be least effective if you aren’t. Failure comes in disguise of self-defense had you been only bothered about protecting yourself and concealing the wrongs committed by you. If your brain starts processing the involvements of other people and strives to relate it to the undesired outcome of a situation then you’re a victim of the blame game. If you’re reluctant to accept the responsibility of the outcome of a situation which wasn’t the expected outcome then you’re asking for failure. And make a point that blaming others will do you no good, blaming yourself will increase the possibility of your amelioration.
5. Not having a sense of time will bring failure in lifeIf you know how precious time is, see how much you value it. Do you have a daily schedule? Do you know that you’ll never get the time to get the work done if you miss it now? I mean, of course, you know it but do you acknowledge it? Answer these questions to yourself:
- Do you follow a routine? (work routine, not the laziness routine)
- Are you accustomed to postpone your work?
- What importance do you give to punctuality?
6. Fond of excusesDo you have an imminent response towards anything to support your ground on it? May not always be rational but you’ll not be knowing it always because you are programmed to defend yourself no matter what. Are you fond of excuses? Knowingly or unknowingly. Professor Covington’s research on students, published in the Handbook of Motivation at School, found that one way we protect our self-worth is by believing we are competent, and by convincing others of it, too. Remember the last time you said oh, sorry, I sure did this wrong and will see to it that I shall not repeat it. If you want to avoid failure in your life, start saying it, an apology is much easier than defending your ego. And trust me, it will do you no harm, not will it diminish your ego, and I’m quite certain about that.
“Nothing breeds success like failure”