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9 Reasons Why People Fail

These days I am spending more time with books, which is one of the reasons that I am not updating my blog regularly.

I am going through one book after another, and too many life fundamentals are getting revealed.

This article can help you to discover what are you lacking in life and why you are struggling so hard. Every Single point of this post is self explainable, so you can go through the content and see what should you do.


1.Lack of well-defined purpose in life

There is no hope of success for the person who doesn’t have a central purpose,or definite goal at which to aim.  98 out of every 100 of those whom I have analyzed had no such aim. Perhaps this was the major cause of their failure.

Define purpose of life and do your best to achieve it with efforts.

2. Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity

We offer no hope for the person who is so indifferent as not to want to get ahead in life, and who is not willing to pay the price. You will have to come out of the crowd and think differently what they think.

We have only two options in life – Either live the life as it is going, or make it different to live like king.

Decision is yours.

3. Lack of self-discipline

Discipline comes through self-control.  This means that one must control all negative qualities.  Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.  Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle.  If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.  You may see at one and the same time both your best friend and your greatest enemy, by stepping in front of a mirror.

Fix the time for all activities and do them strictly.

If you want to achieve something great in life then this is the must have ingredient.

4. Procrastination

This is one of the most common causes of failure.  “Old Man Procrastination” stands within the shadow of every human being, waiting for his opportunity to spoil one’s chances of success.  Most of us go through life

We keep waiting for the right time.  Do not wait. The time will never be “just right.”  Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

5. Lack of persistence

Most of us are good “starters” but poor “finishers” of everything we begin; moreover, people

are prone to give up at the first signs of defeat.  There is no substitute for persistence.  The person who makes persistence his watchword discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally becomes tired and makes his departure.  Failure cannot cope with persistence.

6. Negative personality

There is no hope of success for the person who repels people through a negative personality.

Success comes through the application of power, and power is attained through the cooperative efforts of other people.

A negative personality will not induce cooperation.

Don’t listen to people who are saying, “you are not going to succeed.” Show them your power and prove yourself.

7. Lack of a well-defined power of decision

People who succeed reach decisions promptly and change them, if at all,

very slowly. People who fail reach decisions, if at all, very slowly and change them frequently and quickly. Indecision and procrastination are twin brothers. Where one is found, the other may usually be found also. Kill off this pair before they completely “hog-tie” you to the treadmill of failure.

8. Over-caution

The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing. Over-caution is as bad as under-caution. Both are extremes to be guarded against. Life itself is filled with the element of chance.

9. Wrong selection of associates in business

This is one of the most common causes of failure in business. In

marketing personal services, one should use great care to select an employer who will be an inspiration, and who is,

himself, intelligent and successful.  We emulate those with whom we associate most closely.

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Amaan Rizwan says March 22, 2013

Over-caution is the reason for my failure i guess
You covered all points of my story LOL !
Nice post :)
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joseph gallivan says March 22, 2013

#6 is a tad negative, no?

Hakeem says March 24, 2013

Great post. Seems like you have been reading a bit of Think and Grow Rich!

Gurjit Singh Khehra says April 8, 2013

Hello Dear Kulwant. You have written very very good article. I think number 3rd and 4th are the negative points in me that i have to minimize. I want to meet you. Please tell me if you ever come to Punjab.
With Regards.
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Adnan Shahid says April 26, 2013

I think Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity is the cause of my failure, but now I will try to overcome it :)
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Shreya says January 5, 2015

I don’t know in which category i fall 😀 I always plan for everything but always lazy to follow
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issac paul says April 19, 2015

Hey Kulwant,
Such an useful well & motivating 😉 Glad to read it, its an awesome High Quality post! How do you craft big HQ posts at BloggingCage.com ?

Thanks for giving us chance to drop comments

Warm regards,
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    Kulwant says May 9, 2015

    This was just a normal article.. I get the ideas from my awesome reader. :)

Abhishek Sood says April 26, 2015

Really an awesome inspirational post. Thanks for sharing. Keep doing great work.
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Manoj Kumar Sethi says May 7, 2015

I visited your Site Kulwant and went through you journey. Really people like you are good example to youngster who get harassed when they don’t get their dream comes true.
I too , belong to a small town and didn’t know about this field but slowly slowly here I am :) working as Sr. Digital Marketer for a news media company.

But still yet to go far and after seeing your success and work, you have become my influencer.

Keep sharing such beautiful information.

All the best :)
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    Kulwant says May 9, 2015

    Thanks for such an encouraging words, Manoj.

    Stay blessed.

sangeetha menon says May 23, 2015

Discipline is my challenge! As you said mastering oneself is the art and you need to develop it with time for anything to be successful in the long run.
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