The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work
Successful people give up all the time. If something is not working, smart people don’t repeat it endlessly. They revise. They adjust. They quit.
Just like the saying goes, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
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Many people prefer to go-with-the-flow and take life as it comes. In theory, that's just fine.
But in practice, there is a problem: If you never decide on a vision for your life, you'll often find yourself living someone else's dream.
These are WHO mistakes. They occur when society fails to provide equal opportunity for all people.
Failures of Opportunity are the result of many complex factors: age, race, gender, income, education, and more.
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After a period of success, you most certainly want to keep doing the things in the same way, as it has allowed you to achieve everything that was on your list, rather than starting all over again.
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Focus on doing something you love.
When you’ve found what you’re passionate about, you get the motivation to keep you moving.
If people think their job will lead to success, they might spend too much time on it and neglect other areas of their life.
Keep a balance between work, rest, health and life.
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One of the best ways to get information is not from just being better at searching Google, it’s from learning how to build a network and get the information you need through that network.
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