Why Do We Fail in Life

Posted on Aug 21, 2019

Why Do We Fail in Life

You know that success starts with failure – most people who have become successful fail big time.  But as Winston S. Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” you need not allow failure to discourage you.  So, why do many people fail in life, in the first place?

Lack of Self-discipline

You need the discipline to succeed, you have to exert self-control over yourself.  If you lack self-discipline, it is likely that you will give up when faced with challenges.  Being undisciplined makes you see no reasons for making sacrifices today that will make you prosper tomorrow.  Lack of inner strength and laziness are two major factors that hinder you from cultivating self-discipline.

Not Swimming Against the Current

People tend to swim with the flow, they want to do what everyone else is doing.  This only gives you results that everyone accomplishes.  The world we live in is designed to allow you to swim with the currents.  It puts many obstacles to those striving to achieve their own greatness by doing what others aren’t doing.  So, you need to have the courage to meet the decisions that tend to go against those existing opinions you hear every other day.

Fear of Failure 

Robert F. Kennedy said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”  This is true if you want to succeed in life.  When afraid of failure, you will be paralyzed.  You fail to realize and seize rewarding opportunities.

If there are things holding you back or you feel like you are in a dead end, you can meet Lisa Schmude LMFT to help reignite your inner-you and realize the potential you have.  Life doesn’t always have to be a failure, you have unique qualities and character traits you can explore to succeed.