I would like to discuss another reason why many people are set up for failure. It’s because they don’t love what they’re doing.
To succeed in any endeavor, you must venture into one that you love doing or something that you’re good or skilled at.
That doesn’t mean you have to quit your job if you’re not satisfied with it, but use it as a temporary channel to help you arrive at your desired destination.
For example, you can think of creative ways to make your hobby a lucrative business or occupation. You can do this part-time while still being employed.
Instead of watching TV, chatting nonsense, or drinking at the bar, use your time productively. Read books, listen to audios, attend seminars or classes, or do anything that will propel you forward to your goal. Aim to be more efficient than you can ever be. Brainstorming, or even just discussing, with people who are well-versed in the field of your interest can be very helpful.
Don’t get stuck in a life with no direction or purpose. Step out of your comfort zone and just do it. The sense of achievement is an awesome feeling.
Here’s another piece of advice:
Don’t get stressed out over things you have no control of. If you guess that something undesirable will happen in the future, think of ways to solve the problem rather than worry about it. As the saying goes, “Focus on the solution, and not on the problem.”
Center your attention on the things that you can change or control. You can do it.