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17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

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17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED
Bisi Adewale

You might be wondering why some people easily succeed and others fail woefully. Is it that God loves one and hates the other? Why is it that you see a younger one succeeding and the elderly one begging him for bread? The Bible even speaks about princes walking while servants are riding horses
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Ecclesiastes 10:7
“I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth”
The truth is, God is not partial, and life is not partial. If a servant does it right, he will ride on horse-back while his master serves him. Here, we are going to discuss why people fail or succeed.
WHEN HANDS ARE STRONGER THAN THE ORACLE
Two friends went to see the Oracle to tell them about their future. The oracle told one of them he will be very rich and prosperous and become the king of that town while the Oracle told the other man that he cannot prosper and should count it a great privilege to be a servant to his friend when he becomes the king.
When both of them heard the verdict of the Oracle, they took different steps. The first man gathered his friends to party and became so careless and useless while waiting for the future.
The other guy said to himself “if the oracle does not say anything good, my hands can be greater than the Oracle, let my hands speak good things”. He left the town, went to a thick forest and cultivated a large expanse of land planting yam, maize and other food crops. He soon had great harvest and became very rich.
Years later, the king of the town died and there was famine in the town. The inhabitants became desperate to get food and sent for the farmer who told them he will give them enough food for free if they would make him the king of the land. They eagerly agreed and made him king while his other friend came to serve him as a servant.
Success or Failure is based on what people do or fail to do.  I do not agree that anyone is born to fail; however, many people develop the attitude that cause them to fail from their youth.

REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED
1) RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
The relationship of an individual with God will determine to a large extent the level of his or her success. Abraham served God and the Lord blessed him in everything. If you serve God and obey him you will surely be blessed.

2) SELF PICTURE
The way you see yourself also matters. If you believe you can never make it, you may never make it. If you believe you can be the best, you will make it. Self-picture is very important. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never step out to do what God has created you to do and you won’t be successful.

3) DAILY ROUTINE
Your daily routine also matters. Your total success is a sum of what you do daily. Someone said, “Success is never delivered in bundle; it comes in bits, delivered in installments one day at a time.” If what you put in your daily routine is failure prone, then becoming a success will become a mirage.

4) FOCUS
Success is a long journey through a motorway, low ways, highways, foot paths, hills, mountains, forests, valleys, and alleys, smooth and crooked paths. To get there you must make sure your foot remains on the throttle, the situation of the road notwithstanding. Concentration is a key factor to a successful life.

5) GOAL
If you don’t know where you are going, then your journey will be very far. Setting goals is a key factor to succeed in life. Without goals, you will go nowhere.

6) DISCIPLINE
Having goals is not enough; writing it down is not all you need either. You must discipline yourself to follow through, doing it whether you feel like it or not. If you write only when you feel like writing, you may end up writing a love letter to your fiancé, but if you want to be a great author, then you must write in season and out of season. Many great books came out of prison yard when their authors were incarcerated. They were at the lowest level of life, yet they wrote. That is discipline.

Champions do the things they hate so that they can enjoy the things they love! It’s called discipline.

7) ASSOCIATION
The Company of people you keep, someone said, will determine the company you will start. This is true. If you keep company with criminals, the company you will start will only be “Crime Ventures Limited”, which will cause you to end up behind bars. If you keep company with great people, you think great thoughts and become a great person.

8) INFORMATION
Information is important in the school of success. When you are exposed to the right information, you get yourself set up for a glorious ending. You can’t rise above the information you have and you can’t be better than the knowledge you possess.

9) SKILL
The skill you have matters. People are ready to pay for your skills and expertise. If you don’t have anything different, then you will not be paid or treated differently. When your skill is different and exceptional, expect people to treat you as a king. If you don’t have any skill, then people can easily ignore you. People only kiss the person with the right answer.

Proverbs 24:26 KJV
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.

10) ATTITUDE
The right attitude produces the right personality and the right personality brings about a great outcome. Your attitude to time, money, sleep, people, relationship, sex, the opposite sex, friendship, marriage, health, work, rest, service, e.t.c will determine how far you will go in life. No matter your skill, if you lack great attitude you won’t go far in life.

11) MONEY MANAGEMENT
Financial success comes out of shrewd financial management. Great organizations rise out of the ashes of failure by managing resources wisely. Great men are known to be great financial managers.

12) RESPONSIBILITY
Not passing the buck, not playing blame games and holding oneself responsible for whatever happens in life is a great and broad way to a successful living. If you always blame others for your mistakes you are making yet another mistake.

13) THINKING
How you think about yourself, purpose, mentors, jobs, future, finance, life, marriage will determine how you will end in life. If you don’t think right, you can’t live right. When you remain in the dirt and retain village mentality, your result will be village results.

14) VISION
Your vision also has a great part in your success in life. If you have a great vision and pursue it, then it will be easy to make it in life. Life without vision is like traveling on the motor way at a full speed with your windshield covered. What do you think will happen? An accident? Yes, that is why many have destiny accidents.

15) DILIGENCE
Hard work is the only thing that will work. Vision will not work itself and information will not process itself. You need to work things out diligently if it must work.

16) CONSISTENCY
Working hard consistently- performing excellently consistently over time- is what leads to success. Your consistency makes you know it better. It convinces people around you that you are genuine and leads to referral which is the greatest marketing. You must be consistent. That is why they say punctuality (consistency) is the soul of business.

17) PERSISTENCE
You may be good, possess the right attitude and have goals. You may also be diligent, have great visions and access to the right information. All these do not guarantee success at the first try. You will need to try again, again and yet again. Life will test you. Adversity may crush you. People may reject you. The product may not be a hit at the first instant. It may struggle at first when people reject it, even when you give it to them for free. Don’t allow this to scare you. If you can stick to it like a postage stamp, you will get to your destination; you will end up a success. Persistence is the key to success.

 

17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

17 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL OR SUCCEED

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