Why Do We Fail?

why do we fail?
Not sure where exactly I found this, but I’ve had it written down for years & years.  Seems to be from some old publication called “Scraps O’ Sunshine“.

Why Do We Fail?

Many times we read rules on success.  That is right–better talk winning than losing.  But there is an oracle on failure which young people who are about to launch out into the world will do well to heed.  Here are ten everyday and easily understood reasons for the failures of many young people to win out in the varied forms of making a living:

1. Carelessness relative to details

2. Tardiness

3. Lack of courtesy

4. Big I am

5. Unwillingness to take advice

6. Too dependent on advice

7. No self-mastery

8. Evil habits

9. Fear

10. Scatter-brained approach to work

-“Scraps O’ Sunshine”

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    • doreen
    • May 5, 2011

    Thanks Shawn. I always like your quotes.

    • timber
    • June 28, 2011

    we simply fail because we dont plan.

    • yvonne
    • June 28, 2011

    I love everything that you are doing

      • October 15, 2019

      I feel like I’ve know u for years now glad to see u writing positive things and helping others u are a inspiration

      1. Reply

        Who, me? 🙂 Melony, you can’t mean me, can you? lol -Shawn

    • Chezhian
    • June 29, 2011

    Superb quotes, please do your good work

    • laura
    • July 3, 2011

    i’ve failed bcs of a few of the above. thanks Shawn for everything your quotes really motivate me daily!!!!

    • Lee
    • July 14, 2011

    Hi Shawn,

    Great reasons why people should take heed…..
    There is no easy path to success.
    It takes allot of effort, perseverance
    and sacrifice to become successful.

    Take care always….

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lee!

    • snigdha
    • October 23, 2011

    Hey Shaun, you’ve actually been my mentor since the stuff you send me really helps me in being a better person!Thanks a million!:)

    1. Reply

      No problem! Thanks for letting me know how you feel; I don’t feel like a mentor!

    • argaw
    • June 1, 2012

    It is very inspiring and interesting!

  1. Reply

    I love what u write I wish I had more inspiration In me but my on and off again nd does help Me a lot of.making me, feel good

    1. Reply

      Sometimes all we can do is “keep on, keeping on”, Melony. Eventually a little success sticks. Just surround yourself with positive influences, and make sure that they out-weigh the bad influences by at least 1%! lol -Shawn

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