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Why People Fail: The 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them by Siimon Reynolds

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unclear purpose

Here’s the truth about success: You don’t have to be smarter than everyone else, or better looking, or more connected, or luckier to make it big in life. You just have to focus—really focus—on what you want and how you can get it.

The reality is that most people are really quite unclear about their desires for life. Sure, they want to be successful, sometimes very much, but when you ask them the how, what, who, and why of their purpose they are usually foggy about the details.

The average person has no clear purpose, and that’s why people end up average. But very occasionally you’ll find individuals who are not necessarily brighter than their competition but much more clear about what they desire, who they want to be and where ...

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