Aug 8, 2012

The 10 Reasons Why We Fail – Forbes
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Luke: I can’t believe it.

Yoda: That is why you fail.

My research into the traits of influencers and achievers continues, and as I turn more pieces of this puzzle around to fit the whole, more ideas appear to me as a fit for this space. In this edition, reflections on falling short — more precisely, why we fail despite ourselves.

1. Like Yoda said, you just don’t believe it.

The crucial part of Yoda’s dialogue with Luke is “believe.” The human brain is a powerful problem-solving and prediction making machine, and it operates via a multitude of feedback loops. What matters most in the feedback loop dynamic is input — what goes into the loop that begins the analysis-evaluation-action process, which ultimately results in an outcome. Here’s the kicker: if your input shuttle for achieving a goal lacks the critical, emotionally relevant component of belief, then the feedback loop is drained of octane from the start. Another way to say that is — why would you expect a convincingly successful outcome when you haven’t convinced yourself that it’s possible?

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Pat Novak

Intuitive Counselor/Mentor for over twenty years.I Create, Curate and Integrate Content on the Human and Digital Experience. Inspiration, Enchantment and Shadow. I love people, thrive on exercise, the outdoors and time alone.
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Intuitive Counselor/Mentor for over twenty years. I Create, Curate and Integrate Content on the Human and Digital Experience. Inspiration, Enchantment and Shadow. I love people, thrive on exercise, the outdoors and time alone.

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