The greatest tragedy of life is that it consists of men and women who eagerly try and fail. This is the tragedy that lies in extreme majority of people who fail in comparison to those who succeed.
I am pleased to have this opportunity to share these faults with you that made this huge majority of men to fail just so you can avoid such habits and traits and make sure that you develop none of these and if you have any of these than get rid of them because these are the habits that are only going to cause failure and lose in your life and no one wants to fail in any aspect of life.
15 Major causes of failure in life
Here are the 15 major causes of failure in life:
- Unfavorable hereditary background
- Lack of definite purpose in life
- Lack of ambition
- Insufficient education
- Lack of discipline
- Ill health
- Unfavorable environment during childhood
- Lack of persistence
- Negative personality
- Desire of “Something for nothing”
- Uncontrolled sexual urge
- Wrong selection of mate for marriage
- Lack of decision making power
- Superstitions and prejudice
UNFAVORABLE HEREDITARY BACKGROUND
There is only a little thing that can be done for those who are born with some kind of brain deficiency. Our modern philosophy provides a method which can bridge this weakness — through the aid of master minds. Although this can be treated but not very easily.
LACK OF A WELL-DEFINED PURPOSE IN LIFE
We cannot hope for success if we don’t have any purpose in life or any central purpose or desire that we want to achieve. 98 out of 100 are such peoples that don’t have any aim or goal in life. Thus this is the major cause of one’s failure in life.
LACK OF AMBITION TO AIM ABOVE MEDIOCRITY
A person who lacks willingness to do something in life cannot succeed in life. There is nothing for nothing but remember there is always something if you are paying the price that can be money, time, hard work etc.
This is a drawback that can be handled and fulfilled with comparatively easy method. It is proven with experience that most of the educated people are self-made. A person who is educated can do anything without violating any rules of the civilization. Education gives you the knowledge but YOU are the one who knows how to use that knowledge. Because such knowledge of which you don’t make any use of, will not be very beneficial for you in practical life.
LACK OF SELF-DISCIPLINE
Self-control is what brings in the discipline. According to that, we must first control ourselves and avoid negative thoughts because” if we don’t conquer our self we will be conquered by self”. You must develop discipline in your life if you don’t want to fail in life.
Success cannot be attained with ill health. One must take complete care of his/her health because we all know “Health is wealth”. Main causes of sickness or bad health are as follows:
- Over eating
- Negative thoughts and anxiety leading to depression
- Over indulgence in sex
- Lack of physical exercise
- Inadequate supply of fresh air
UNFAVORABLE ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES DURING CHILDHOOD
Most people who have tendency to positivity or negativity is acquired by the environment they are brought up in. A child’s environment is what he’ll grow into 99% of the time in future. “As the twig is bent, so shall the tree grows”
Most of us are waiting for “the right time”. This is the most common cause of failure in one’s life.Well let me tell you that time is never going to be right enough to get you started in what you want to achieve, so if you really want to become successful, stop waiting and start doing. Procrastination stands in our way waiting to spoil one’s opportunity and decrease the chances of success. Don’t let it stop you.
LACK OF PERSISTENCE
Many of us are good “starters” but bad “finishers” of whatever we start. Moreover peoples are prone to give all their hope up for the first defeat. You can’t find any substitute of persistence. Success comes from persistence and failure cannot cope with persistence.
A person who repels other peoples with his negative energy will never succeed in his life. Success is a thing that comes from Power and power is attained from cooperation. If one have a negative personality then he/she cannot induce cooperation.
LACK OF CONTROL OVER SEXUAL URGE
One of the most powerful energies is sex, because of this energy people move into action. This is the most powerful emotion, therefore it must be controlled. One can convert this energy into other more productive channels for a successful life.
DESIRE FOR “SOMETHING FOR NOTHING”
The gambling instinct drives millions of people to failure. Evidence of this may be found in a study of the Wall Street crash of ’29, during which millions of people tried to make money by gambling on stock margins.
LACK OF A WELL DEFINED POWER OF DECISION
Man is successful if he reaches a decision promptly and changes it, if required, very slowly. Those who fail are the ones who reach decisions slowly and change them frequently. Procrastination and lack of decision taking ability are twin brothers; if one is there the n definitely the other will also be there. Kill this pair before it kills success from your life.
WRONG SELECTION OF A MATE IN MARRIAGE
This is the most common cause of failure. This relationship brings people intimately into contact. Failure is likely to follow unless this relationship is harmonious. Moreover, this form of failure that is marked by misery and unhappiness and destroying all signs of AMBITION.
SUPERSTITION AND PREJUDICE
Superstition is a branch coming out of fear. It is also represents ignorance. Men who fail in life are the ones who are superstitious and have prejudice within. You must stay open minded to become successful and not believe on things like good or bad luck because it is only your hard work and efforts that make you succeed.
Inspired & Taken from the famous book “Think and grow rich” of Nepoleon Hill.
How many of these are holding you back? Make sure you get rid of them all.