Eliminate Failure For Good!
Failure Habit #1
The Finger Pointer
This person is always pointing the finger of blame towards someone or something other than himself. He will not take responsibility for anything that he does.
Belief: Blame everything on someone or something else -- nothing is ever my fault. If it does really seem to be my fault, I try harder to shift the blame. And, if it really is my fault, the best defense is a good offense. I act like a mad man by going totally ballistic.
Results: People stop taking you seriously. They will avoid you altogether once they have been blamed. Bosses grow frustrated. Support Desk personnel either stop answering your complaints or avoid you altogether if possible.
The Fix: When things go wrong, don’t seek fault. Take initiative and fix it. In any event, you are not fooling anyone, not for long. Accept blame when it’s yours and others will look up to you.
Failure Habit #2
This person trusts no one, barely even himself. To this person, everyone has an “angle”.
Belief: Everyone has an ulterior motive - something up their sleeve. "I don’t believe a thing anyone says". "It’s all B.S.” "I can smell a crook a mile away."
Results: This person simply believes everyone does something for a covert, manipulative reason. Because he is suspicious of all, he does manage to weed out the nonsense. That is the good news. Unfortunately, he tends to miss great opportunities that are presented to him.
The Fix: If you recognize yourself in here, the solution is not difficult. Recognize that your sense of judgment has simply been turned off because it’s far easier to reject everything. Maybe you really have been hurt once or twice in the past. But do not allow that to shut the world out.
Do your due diligence. Research properly. Kick the tires. You will, once again, find your way. If you make a mistake, don’t back-track.
Learn and try again.
"The difference between failure and your success is the information found on the pages of this book".
- A. Palmer, Branson, MO
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