Failing is inevitable, it’s part of growth and development. But failing can definitely lower your confidence, morale and can cause you to give up. But what leads to failing? Failing just doesn’t happen without something causing it.
You Fail Because You Don't Take Responsibility for What Happens in Your Life. Also known as having-an-excuse-for-everything disorder. To fix the problems in your life you must have power over them. You can't have power over aspects of your life unless you take responsibility for them.
Way too many people judge success by the day--which isn't realistic, here's why.
They want the outcome more than they want to obtain a skill.
How often have you heard someone talk about something they want to be, and yet never seem to take the necessary steps in order to become what they talk about? A lot, right?
We love the idea of dreaming big and falling in love with something grand. We love the thought of becoming a rich successful entrepreneur, but no one loves the idea of the hustle, free work and relentless hours required to get there. They only think of the outcome. When things get challenging, most will give up too soon.
Goal-setters know that failure is nothing more than a lesson in disguise. Those that gives up on their goals treats failure as a label. “I’ve failed,” is constantly repeated to themselves over and over, then completely missing the opportunity right in front of them. It’s only failure if you see it that way. To everyone else, it’s nothing more than a hard-earned lesson.
It’s easier to just give up than compromise to adjustments.
No self-made entrepreneur or a multi-billion dollar company knew exactly how they would turn out and every little detail. Their ideas are not constructed in advance then brought to reality in the very exact format it was constructed. They evolve over time, they grow, they gather feedback and they adjust.
People who give up on their goals stay entirely too attached to what their vision was at the onset, unwilling to compromise with the new information their journey has provided.
They do not have the discipline to stick with their idea long enough to see it live.
We all have ideas, but few brings it to life. The reason is because turning that idea to reality is hard work. You have to get your hands dirty. You have to embrace the unknown every single day, and push forward regardless of what challenges arise.
Most of the time, people give up on their goals simply because of the lack of discipline. This is a habit that can be taught. The habit requires hard work not only on the days you feel inspired, but on the days where you also feel uninspired. You got to just whip out your PMU tools and keep on practicing. As the timeless saying goes “practice makes perfect”.
We live in a world where seeing is believing, if they can do it, so can I. Most people only show what they want to be seen, thus creating this facade. “Oh that looks easy” — assuming something is easily achievable can sometime put a damper or a halt to your parade. To perfect something, it takes lots of time, effort and grit.
Another misconception is the idea of earning quick cash. Although the PMU world can be very rewarding, it just doesn’t come quick. Once a student takes a course, you don’t just miraculously become successful overnight. You’re going to spend a lot of your time practicing to the point where you’ll start questioning if it’s still worth it. Nothing worth having comes easy and everything is earned.
Take advantage of the resources available to you. I cannot repeat this enough. When I started my career in the PMU world, there was not a fraction of resources that there are today. If you’ve taken a course, you should have support from your instructor and the numerous tutorials available on YouTube. If you have a problem, chances are you can find the answer, you just have to know where to search.
To sum it up, no one wants to fail but if you must, just treat it as a lesson and keep pushing towards your goal. Remember, you’ve failed only if you believe you did.