You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
I have recently found myself researching the causes of success and failure. I began my research looking at athletic endeavors but found myself questioning even broader why some people succeed and some people fail at nearly everything they attempt.
Mark Divine (Navy Seal/Unbeatable Mind Academy/Sealfit) had an interesting take on success. He noted that failure stems from four key areas:
1)Intense negative mindset. This manifests as an intense ingrained system of beliefs that shade all behaviors, expectations, and action.
2)Fear. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of unknown. Fear of losing Status Quo.
3)Illness or unfortunate life circumstance. This means essentially catastrophic bad luck that renders an individual unable to overcome or adhere to anything. (I think this area is very subjective but admittedly many do have such huge barriers here that I acknowledge the limitation.)
4)Lack of will, emotional/mental fortitude. Here we have individuals without the grey matter horsepower to succeed or lack of will / awareness to identify the difference between success and failure.
My question for readers….do you think these four areas cover most causes of failure?
So you understand, I am thinking about folks that have answers, maybe even have had success with things like diet, lifestyle, or fitness changes but ultimately fall back and fail.
In my daily walk this crosses my mind a lot with diabetics, folks with enormous stress, smokers, and others with preventable conditions that refuse to take the steps required for success in health.
What is your experience with success and failure?
What is your experience?
Send me your thoughts!