Most of the time, the difference between what makes something or someone a success instead of a failure is extremely narrow. You can walk a fine line between sheer success and utter failure. The thing is, the longer you walk that line, the larger the gap becomes. Let me give you a simple definition for both failure and success that you can easily use to assess what you are doing in your own life and help you get on the side of the line where you can get the most out of your existence.

What is failure?
Failure isn’t one occurrence. That would be an error. Failure is the accumulation of errors over a continuous period of time. For example, if you don’t clean your home one day, that’s not a failure. It might be an error. However, if you don’t clean your home 30 days in a row and your home is a big mess, then it’s no longer an error, but a failure. Usually, this is what causes people to experience failure whether it’s in their personal life or professional one. They repeat the same error day in and day out, and the sum of the errors just pile on until it’s a complete failure. You could eat junk food one day, but if you eat it every single day, then you suffer the consequences of such continuous errors with poor health and poor body image. What about if you put off doing a task for one day? What if you put it off every single day? I see this all too often in my line of work, where the accumulation of errors builds into failure, which then builds into disaster! Think about certain bad decisions or choices that you have been making in your life lately. Make the promise to yourself right now not to repeat this every day. One trait that I have noticed with high achievers, is that they are able to correct an error extremely quickly. If you want a chance to succeed, you need to learn from your errors and correct them FAST. The quicker you learn from your errors and avoid repeating them, the better you can avoid any failure, and the faster you can achieve success.

What is success?
On the opposite side of the spectrum, success is the accumulation of good decisions made continuously over a period of time. For example, if you work out one day, you won’t see any result or success. But if you work out every day for 5 months, you will see noticeable and measurable results, and that is real, tangible success. If you write one page a day for a year, you have a book. If you eat good healthy food every single day of your life, you will have a healthier body. Success is quite simply managing to accomplish good disciplines on a daily basis. The reason why the majority of people do not achieve a high level of success is the lack of consistency. They will eat well 3-4 days out of 7, and work out 1 or 2 days per week. They will complete their tasks 3 times out of 10. Mediocre consistency creates mediocre results. If you want to experience life on a whole other level of personal success, you need to be the most consistent person possible.

As you can see, the line between success and failure is very thin. Sometimes it’s not obvious that we are doing something that is wrong, so it’s crucial to have an open mind and be critical of oneself. But it’s the act of doing things a certain way over a period of time that widens the gap between success and failure so tremendously. The key here is to spot your errors early, learn from them, and fix them. Then, whatever you are doing that works, keep doing it every single day by developing the habit of consistency. This is an absolute sure-fire way to obtain massive amounts of success.

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  1. Thanks a lot fr share very helpful and thanks for this because of this i won the compition

  2. Great informative post.If consistency was easily maintained,I think there would be as many successful people.Unfortunately 100 percent consistency in the real world is nearly impossible.Consistency is pretty much determined by level of motivation which isn’t constant either

  3. What about fear of failure which in turn hinders your ability to succeed?

  4. Exactly…it's all about building that momentum and getting used to succeeding. Then, your perception begins to change and you can finally welcome success within your life more easily.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for this great post. At one stage in my life I had grown accustomed to failure that I actually built a fear within me for success. Whenever I was on the verge of success I would subconsciously do something to secure my failure. But with everything it is about habitual behaviour, the more you succeed, the more you want to succeed, and success then becomes a habit.

  6. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning . It takes delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach. A man’s dogged determination, persistence in the cause of wealth that he believes when taken upon without relenting or giving up ultimately leads to great success if he keeps up without quitting.I learned never to quit a task that I have set my mind to fulfill until I have achieved success on it, no stopping, it could just be a step away from victory, three feet away from greatness.

  7. I really like that quote! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  8. I really like this post. A related quote “Most of the failures are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up”.

  9. Hey!! great explanation about the topics.. the way it is described its really great…

  10. Hi Neal,

    Glad that the article was an eye opener for you πŸ™‚ The difference between success and failure is so subtle, that it can be hard to see the forest from the trees until an outside source points it out for us. That's what this site is all about. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hi Frederic,

    Wow, you hit a home run on this one for me. What you described is what I have been doing lately. I have been walking the line of inconsistency for months, for reasons I can't explain. You have made me realize that I have to cross over that line and I have to do it FAST. Thank you.

  12. Hello Frederic,
    Its a nice post !! Great work. I just wanted a post like this. I am also interested in motivating people.

  13. Hi, Frederic

    Well, when we treat our failure as a feedback for adjustment it develops into a really a healthy coping mechanism for failure. Much healthier than slumping over it and feeling crappy about it. Know how to understand these feelings and the emotional response of discouragement. Use it to our advantage rather than turning them off.

    Everything that I am stating is based on my personal thoughts and feelings derived from my experiences. You of course can disagree or omit this as advice, BUT I have a feeling this applies to everyone.

    Ben Tien

  14. You make a good point, success and failure is subjective to our own definition of each one accordingly. Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  15. I have never thought about success and failure this way. It absolutely makes sense. Failure doesn't indeed happen in an instant. But I think it has a subjective approach to it. Like we are where we are right now because of all the choices we've made in the past. And if you are happy where you are right now, then it is a success. And if not, then it is a failure. What I'm saying is…you decide whether your life is a success or a failure. You reject a promotion because it would mean less time for your family, that's not exactly a failure but a choice you made because you prefer your family over your career.
    PS…Here are some other reasons preventing our success.


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