Wow, what a journey! Throughout the book we’ve seen that failure doesn’t just happen—it almost always has reasons behind it. Looking back on any failure, you can almost always work out different things you could have done to avoid it or at least to reduce the severity of its impact.

We’ve also discovered that there are simple but powerful steps you can take to virtually eliminate long-term failure in your life. You can design your life so that the inevitable low moments are kept to a minimum and the high ones are maximized.

Let’s briefly review the 16 reasons people fail and what you can do to eliminate them.


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