10 Reasons Why You Fail

“A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions — as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Abena Talks
5 min readSep 28, 2021


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Failure is a dirty word, no one wants to fail over and over again however, if you don’t fail, you have probably never tried. If you continue to fail and never succeed however, you might be making the same mistakes over and over again and expecting a different result.

Do you keep trying to build your business but you fear change? You continue using the same techniques and strategies and you fail every single time? Failure isn’t final however, you must learn from the mistakes made and find new and innovative ways to make it work. Using the same tools in the same way with the same people might just lead you to the same ending over and over again.

If you are stuck in a rut and fed up with mediocre results, here are some of the reasons why failure seems to be your middle name right now. Here are 10 reasons why you fail.

1. You are Scared of Thinking Big

David J. Schwartz once said:

“Big men do not laugh at big ideas.” — David J. Schwartz

If you are afraid to think big, you will fail over and over again and you will probably always feel stuck. If you want mediocre results, continue to think small.

Thinking small should be a tiny stepping stone to the next level. Have a huge dream and take small steps to get there. If you want to achieve massive goals, think big, think really big.

If you are too afraid to think big then my dear, you will probably end up sitting in a rocking chair at age 75 beating yourself up for never trying to achieve all the big dreams in your head.

Think big, work at it, get it!

2.You Quit Before The Roses Grow

One of my favourite books of all time is Malcom Gladwell’s ‘The Tipping Point.’ In the book he talks about the importance of perseverance.

Many people believe that to change the world, we need to make big moves however, small, rippling…



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