Be Aware Of The Small Errors In Judgement
There is most certainly no such thing as failure; you only fail if you give up. As long as you are still taking action that is in line with achieving the success you desire or you are working to overcome an unresolved challenge you can never fail.
However if you do give up and surrender to failure, it is never a single cataclysmic event; it is not something that just happens overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of a whole series of bad choices and poor thinking. Failure is in reality a whole series of accumulated bad choices and errors that are repeated over a prolonged period. This is a perfect example of compounding working negatively.
These small errors in judgment and poor philosophy that are repeated every day over a long period of time seem so small and unimportant that they go virtually unnoticed, that is, until it is too late to do anything about it. Be aware of the small errors in discipline that you are committing every day and how these bad choices are affecting your future outcomes.
When seen on their own our small daily bad choices seem really unimportant and of no real consequence at all. A minor oversight here, a small poor decision there, or one small hour wasted on trivialities seems to have no affect on your future at all. However when all these errors and bad choices are compounded together, they add up to disaster.
Not having the discipline to set aside time to carry out really important tasks that will contribute to our future success does not seem to affect us at all. Nothing drastic happens and so we keep repeating this negative behavior over and over again, until a whole life time has passed us by, we have neglected to do the important things and we have missed all the great opportunities that were waiting for us.
Our bad eating habits, where the joys of the moment, overshadow the consequence of the future, contribute to our serious health problems or premature aging later on. Yet in the moment it does not seem to matter, we don’t fall down and have an immediate heart attack every time we eat junk fatty food or puff on a cigarette, so we just keep repeating the bad habits until we have irrevocably damaged our health. Herein, lies the greatest danger of all, lack of awareness, where we are not even aware that we are neglecting ourselves and destroying our health.
The most frightening part of this neglect is how subtle it is and how this neglect seems to creep up on you and robs you of your health, success and your unlimited potential. We seem to just drift through our weeks simply working to get through each week. We never work to see what we can get from each passing week, how we can grow our skills, knowledge or health and become better.
You now have the benefit of awareness and must work to reverse the affects this neglect is having on your life. Now is the time to begin to refine your philosophy and work to gain the disciplines that you know are necessary to use your life more effectively.
Success or failure are the inevitable outcomes in your future and the level of each that you will enjoy is based 100 % on the choices you make or fail to make today. Take your new found awareness and turn it into an action plan for success. Start right now and examine your current actions, are they contributing to your future success? If they are keep doing them and if they are damaging your health or destroying your potential eliminate them from your life immediately.
My goal when I present this talk as one of the top motivational speakers in the field of time management training in South Africa is to help you to change the habits that are not serving you for new ones that will contribute to your future and help you to realize all your dreams. Invest the time to develop a new Success Habit Set that will deliver on all the promises you have made to yourself.
Author: Andrew Horton Motivational Speaker