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Failure, Like Success, Is A Choice

Just as there are universal laws for success, there are universal laws for failure. Those doomed to fail say: We can’t…You don’t understand…We’re different; our situation is unique…We don’t have the people…money…time…They say it repeatedly, not occasionally.

It’s always something or someone else’s fault: that person…stupid customers…this industry…the economythe government… These are the same people who don’t keep their word, don’t return calls, and don’t respect others’ time. Hey, we can all be Negative Nelly, it’s human nature. Or, we can accept responsibility, for ourselves and for our situation.

If you’re steeped in excuse-making, make a different choice. Try this: bite your tongue, listen more, and learn. You’ll find yourself more satisfied, more confident, and more empowered. You’ll begin to make the changes that will make a difference, for you and for those around you.

No one likes to associate with blamers or victims or energy Vampires, unless, of course, s/he also acts that way. If you find yourself doing this, stop and take responsibility for your actions. If you’re associating with others who do this, tell them to stop. If they won’t, get away from them, because their goo will get on you!

Look in the mirror, stop looking for scapegoats. Remember, everything you are and have become is because of choices you’ve made. Make better choices. Then, take one step at a time to fulfill these new instructions. Please, start now, because failure, like success, is a choice!

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  • Jimmy Matorin says:

    You are spot on how people pass the blame. People that fail would be better off corkscrewing, asking themselves four questions: What happened, why did it happen, what did I learn and what would I do differently moving forward.