Signs You are on the Path to Failure and What to Do About It
Nobody wants to fail.
Failure is one of the most humiliating experiences that a human can endure.
Whether this is because of survival instincts or simple societal pressures, nobody wants to be seen as incompetent or incapable, especially when it comes to living up to their own expectations and following their dreams.
Fortunately, there are many signs that you can take note of on your path to success that can be red flags for failure.
If you heed these as cautionary symptoms that can be treated and worked on, then you will ultimately be able to overcome these issues and continue forward on your path to success.
Which is totally want we want … right?
NOPE, NOT MY FAULT!
The first sign that you are on a path to failure is a refusal to take accountability for your actions or mistakes.
A lot of us have a hard time admitting when we are wrong, but this can be a huge hindrance for success of any kind. If you don’t admit that you are making mistakes, you will never have the right mindset to look at your mistakes objectively enough to correct them and continue forward on the path to success.
As a business mentor myself, I see this often with my new clients. They know shizzle is going all cray-cray but they are constantly blaming it all on outside sources. Excuses for everything.
Nothing changes UNTIL they finally learn to take responsibility for everything … once they do, they are in the perfect position to make things right, learn, grow and run towards success.
OH! I CAN’T DO IT, I’M JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
Another sign that you are on a path to failure is that you lack confidence in yourself.
Every one of us has a hard time believing in ourselves at times, but if you don’t believe that success is even possible, then you are really going to have a hard time facing the challenges that are bound to arise as you follow your path to success.
Without confidence, the first sign of failure is going to break you to the point where you may not even want to get back up off the ground and keep trying, even though it is possible for you to succeed despite an initial setback.
This is why working on your Mindset every single day is so vital to your success.
I love nothing better than doing some future visualisations – where I think about what my awesome future self would be doing each day, what would she be saying, how would she be showing up, what would her inner voice be saying to here.
I make a note off all these awesome things and each day I will create affirmations around what my future-self has shown me. This helps me to boost my confidence and keeps my mindset super positive, on point and ready to kick butt.
Your future self is always going to be a super awesome confident chick who always succeed … so by visualising her and then working each day to incorporate bits of her into the present you … you start to become her.
I DON’T NEED TO SET GOALS, I’LL JUST WING IT!
The third sign of failure is a refusal or reluctance to set goals that help you to both measures your success and continued to climb toward it.
People who scoff at goals are often the most directionless and aimless people you’ll ever meet, and if you are not willing to set goals and reach for them, then how do you ever expect to be successful? It’s nearly impossible.
(PSA – I used to be one of those who never set myself goals … I didn’t think they would help me at all, but now I set myself goals daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and BIG scary, exciting long-term goals)
IT’S NOT MY BLOODY FAULT!
Another way to tell that you may be on the path to failure is realizing that you have a hard time accepting blame.
You would rather dish it out onto other people than admit that you have made a mistake or take responsibility for yourself. Blaming others will never get you anywhere else, so learn to be objective and view situations maturely and rationally to get the most out of them.
A couple of years ago I fell out with a friend because she was reluctant to take the blame for her own mistake when I was helping her set up her own business. She wanted to blame anyone and everyone for the mistakes she had made (it wasn’t even that big of a mistake) instead of admitting she was wrong and moving on.
Needless to say, she soon gave up on her business idea.
I CAN’T BE BOTHERED WITH THIS ANYMORE.
If you have a hard time with follow-through, you may find yourself on the track to failure.
It takes hard work and perseverance to accomplish anything in this world, so make sure that you are training yourself with the discipline you need to live up to your goals or else you may find that it is impossible.
One of the most awesome things I did to help me with being consistent and following through on things in my business was to create an awesome morning ritual routine.
Might sounds super simple … and it is … but it totally works.
By creating positive habits first thing in the morning, I set myself up for the day … but it always taught me to be consistent and get shizzle done. CLICK HERE to read my blog on morning rituals.
The good thing about all of these red flags is that they are easily fixed if you are willing to learn and accept personal responsibility for your success.
If you are willing to do this, and there is nothing standing between you and your dreams.
LOVE & LIGHT