Saturday, March 20, 2010

TEN WAYS TO AVOID FAILURE

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Someone once said that FAIL is simply first attempt in learning. Many do not see failure as Henry Ford saw it, he said and I quote: Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

  1. Have a well defined purpose in life: there is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose or definite goal at which to aim. You have to set goals. Mike Murdock said you’ll never leave where you are right now until you know exactly where you want to be.
  2. Have ambition to aim above average: there is no man who is living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.
  3. Get sufficient education.
  4. Have the ability to cooperate with others.
  5. Avoid procrastination: tomorrow is the busiest day of the week, if there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller (John L. Mason). Acts of the Apostles was written because the apostles acted. Benjamin Franklin said one day, today, is worth two tomorrow. A stitch in time saves nine.
  6. Have a good home: Jay Gould was a multimillionaire but he was an unhappy man. When he was dying, he said, “I suppose I am the most miserable man on earth. Money can’t buy a happy marriage, obedient children or enjoyment in one’s work.
  7. Avoid guessing instead of think.
  8. Have the right character: it is never too late to be what you might have been. Honesty, avoid pride, bad habits such as drinking, have a savings attitude, perseverance (great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance).
  9. Avoid lack of concentration of effort: Jack of all trade masters of none.
  10. Believe and be confident in God: if you don’t attempt things, you don’t attract God (Myles Munroe).

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