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Have you heard of “Failure Syndrome”?
What is it?
- It’s a pattern of thinking, a negative stance on how you perceive the past failures in your life.
- It’s any self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviour you habitually engage in regarding your goals and aspirations and personal endeavours.
- It’s the undermining mind-set you’ve established regarding whether or not you will, or indeed are able to follow through with your dreams.
If you have been following A Purpose-driven Achiever for at least two years, you may recall a post in which I sought to encourage readers to develop the habit of being a finisher. Recent followers, or anyone who’d like to remind themselves of its content, please click here.
Are you someone who has a personal record of failing to finish what you’ve begun? Then there’s a strong possibility that you are now suffering from failure syndrome! It may be mild, it may be chronic.
If you recognise the symptoms then you need to get rid of this disease without delay! Don’t allow your personal history, or Satan’s taunts to mess with your head, to stymie your progress.
Now don’t get me wrong. Failure is a part of everyday life and we need to have a healthy perspective regarding it. Remember Thomas Edison, of whom it is said, he’d made 1000 experiments before succeeding in creating the lightbulb?
And consider Robert the Bruce, who taking inspiration from a spider, went on to win a significant battle.
Whilst researching for this post, I came across a site and was encouraged to see just how many other people struggled to achieve their dreams. It offers hope to those (like myself), who are not known for being finishers.
Are you in need of encouragement, or seeking inspiration? Then click here to read about these successful individuals who refused to give up.
Failure makes up the sturdiest stepping stones on our journey through life.
Are you struggling with a sense of failure? Perhaps you can pick up a few tips from this post:
One of my favourite scriptures in God’s Word declares that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).
Have you lost your confidence?
Ask the Holy Spirit to come alongside you, to help and empower you. Decide today – are you going to believe God’s Word or are you going to succumb to the debilitating disease of failure syndrome?
Dear reader, you CAN be a purpose-driven achiever. You CAN fulfil your destiny. You CAN create and enjoy an abundant life that is both self-fulfilling and God-glorifying.
Yes. You. CAN!
Carol (aka Lady Cee)
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Did you find this post encouraging? Do you have any stories of struggle or triumph to share regarding your dreams/goals? Please share your thoughts in a comment box below and if you know anyone who could benefit from its message then don’t hesitate to share it.