Keep Going / Never Give Up

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Before you achieve the success you're looking for,
you may experience what Napoleon Hill calls
"Temporary Defeat." (In fact with most of the
successful people Hill interviewed for his book
"Think And Grow Rich" it was found they their
success came just one point after defeat had
overtaken them.)

Unfortunately, for most people, this is where they
give up - never accomplishing their goal(s). You
probably won't fully grasp what I'm about to tell
you, however I'm going to share it with you anyway:
No matter what happens (including adversity,
failure, and heartache) you can learn something
along your journey that will make you more
successful.

As one of my favourite quotations from Thomas J.
Watson goes:

"Would you like me to give you a
formula for success? It's quite simple,
really. Double your rate of failure."


At first glance you may be thinking that I've lost
my mind. However that's because you don't
understand that "failure" is something that teaches
you how to succeed.

As Watson continues: "You're thinking of failure as
the enemy of success but it isn't at all. So go
ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
Because, remember, that is where you will find
success." By understanding this wonderful truth, you
should eliminate a great percentage of your fear of
"failure."

The more you struggle at making your
Entrepreneurial dreams a reality, the greater your
success and personal satisfaction. No matter what
happens I'm doing everything in my power to make
my current Website a $1,040,000/year business.
That's been my dream every since I was a child. And
I welcome anything and everything I can learn that
will help me reach that goal.

I encourage you to start pursuing your dreams as
well knowing that nothing (including "failure") can
stop you. I'll leave you with a quotation from
Napoleon Hill:

"Before success comes in any person’s life,
they are sure to meet with much temporary
defeat and perhaps some failure. When defeat
overtakes a person, the easiest and most
logical thing to do is to quit. This is exactly what
the majority of people do. More than 500 of the
most successful people this country has ever
known told the author their greatest success
came just one step beyond the point at which
defeat had overtaken them.''
#mind warriors #give
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim John Jr
    Great article!

    I never read Think and Grow Rich. I will have to pick that up some day.
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Tim John Jr View Post

      Great article!

      I never read Think and Grow Rich. I will have to pick that up some day.
      Thanks Tim. : )

      There's a copy in The Public Domain. (So you can read it for free.) Here's a link:

      Download Think and Grow Rich - Audio & PDF Formats Available

      (Download link is at the top of the page.)

      Cheers,
      Jonathan
    • Profile picture of the author markoBM
      Originally Posted by Tim John Jr View Post

      Great article!

      I never read Think and Grow Rich. I will have to pick that up some day.
      Yeah that's really good book, pick it up asap

      Thanks for this post Jonathan 2.0, always nice to see someone who still understand the power of an old book
  • Profile picture of the author eganancias
    Excellent quote!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    God Bless You All!
  • Profile picture of the author Charlie Ashton
    Can be done, no matter how wild your goal is. I know someone who sells products that people step on their tongues to buy them (I am one of them). All you have to do is come up with the key formula that brings all the pieces together. But first, you must self-develop.
  • Profile picture of the author prosperfast
    WOW! Strong message...I love the motivations element. Thanks for posting!
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by prosperfast View Post

      WOW! Strong message...I love the motivations element. Thanks for posting!
      Welcome. : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Nassime
    Great Jonathan 2.0 thanks for your great article!
    The problem is how welcome the failure? Like an opportunity? Like an obstacle?
    We need to change the approach of this step if we want achieve our goal ;-)

    Cheers,
    Nassime.
    • Profile picture of the author Net 700
      Originally Posted by Nassime View Post

      Great Jonathan 2.0 thanks for your great article!
      The problem is how welcome the failure? Like an opportunity? Like an obstacle?
      We need to change the approach of this step if we want achieve our goal ;-)

      Cheers,
      Nassime.
      You can either sidestep the problem and throw a hook or keep your guard up and counter when the timing is right.
  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    That advice from the founder of IBM is solid gold

    What he is REALLY saying is ACCELERATE your curiosity

    Don't be afraid to keep trying something new as you try to solve the SAME problem set

    This is different from the Shiny Object Syndrome that predictably leads to failure
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by peterbuck View Post

      very good. Thank you!
      Originally Posted by Peter Stavrou View Post

      Awesome!!!!
      Originally Posted by Ellen Chedid View Post

      So true. Thank you so much for sharing this!
      You're welcome.
      : )

      Originally Posted by Nassime View Post

      The problem is how welcome the failure? Like an opportunity? Like an obstacle? We need to change the approach of this step if we want achieve our goal. ;-)
      Good point. Personally I look at "failure" as being an "opportunity." However if people find a different approach more empowering, that's great too.

      Originally Posted by nwik View Post

      What he is REALLY saying is ACCELERATE your curiosity

      Don't be afraid to keep trying something new as you try to solve the SAME problem set.
      Interesting. : ) I've never heard it put like that before. However, yeah, I agree. Keep trying/"failing" until you solve the problem(s).

      Cheers,
      Jonathan
  • Profile picture of the author Reimaru
    I like that. "Double your rate of failure" doesn't mean TRY to fail... It means that you should KEEP TRYING. For authors, "double your stack of rejection letters" means keep submitting your work - all you need is ONE "YES" to get that book published anyway.
  • Profile picture of the author Sara20
    Yes, you are right!
    We must do something for our success and for our happiness! For the first, try to change yourself (it is very difficult, but after than your world will be changed too)! It can be very hard work, but YOU can do everything!
  • Profile picture of the author Nathan P
    I really needed this today of all days. Thank you friend.
    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by Nathan P View Post

      I really needed this today of all days. Thank you friend.
      Welcome Nathan.

      Just read your "Rags To Riches To Rags" story.

      There's no doubt in my mind that if you apply yourself (and keep learning) you will be successful.
      : )
  • Profile picture of the author ArianaW92
    Love this and love your goal! Much of success comes from refusing to give up. If you fall, just get up and try again.
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    • Profile picture of the author luane
      Love this thread!

      A mental mindset is a MUST when you are in this type of self-inspired business. Someone shared with me to go to Youtube and search for "The Wisdom of Wallace D. Wattles." It is life-changing and timeless wisdom that flat out WORKS, if you apply it to your life. - Kristie Chiles
  • Profile picture of the author sam070190
    believable message, before you success, you will face the reality that not all the time luck is besides you, and like they said every failure will lead you to success, be strong and face the world full of happenings in life..Appreciate the sharing like it
  • Profile picture of the author Dave1529
    Many very successful people failed several times before making it.
  • Profile picture of the author taowangtv
    Great stuff! Thanks!

    Focus on one thing. Then have a true level of depth of study in that area, develop a deep level of competence until success.
  • Profile picture of the author Alexandru Gasca Silav
    Love this article and the energy behind it! My favorite quote regarding failure is from Tony Robbins "There is no such thing as failure, only learning."
  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    The title of this thread basically says it all.

    I would rather not fail but I do know how to learn and improve from it.

    It's also important to celebrate our achievements no matter how small.

    Some people that we may feel have it all still may not feel fulfilled.


  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Lesser men are ready to throw in the towel, and give up at the first sign of difficulty or misfortune. A few great ones press on and overcome all opposition until they obtain their heart's desire.

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