Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better!

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

-Abraham Lincoln.

Hey folks, just sharing some newbie/notso newbie knowledge from a book I read constantly. The title is the title of this thread, and its an amazing read.

Only about 67 pages in length, a decent ebook, and it's helped me through a lot of troubled times.

Always Do what you're afraid to do.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because this is daunting and you've never met yourself with success, doesn't mean you're doing everything wrong and you need to give up, even if this applies to life.

If a thing is worth doing, its worth doing badly.

- G.K. Chesterton

If you find that things have gone all wrong, all haywire and blown to shit, remember Henry Fords words.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.


Failure is the condiment which gives success its flavor.

- Truman Capote

Hope these words of wisdom help someone like they've helped me. I've got more quotes if anyone needs them.
#mind warriors #fail #morale #succeed #try again
  • Profile picture of the author allenjohn
    For the record, my epitaph will be:

    Never, EVER, give up.

    All the best, Allen
  • Profile picture of the author Phil Weslow
    I really like the G.K Chesterton quote. From the looks of it, I guess you do to since it's in both your post and in your signature.

    Thanks for the list.

  • Profile picture of the author prouser02
    failure is just a part of success. if you see it this way, than it can change your perspective, and will give you enough courage to start again, to start renew.
  • Profile picture of the author SickHippie
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein

    I have no problem failing. I just try to never fail the same way twice. In IM, we play a lot of numbers games - CTR, conversion rates, and so on. This can be applied to life and business as well. If only one out of 100 attempts leads to success, that is wonderful!

    It means I know how many times I have to fail!

    Why would failure bother me when I know that after enough failures I will succeed? The concept of instant success is wonderful, and I would love nothing more than to be an overnight millionaire. The problem is, that rarely happens!

    I like the Truman Capote quote you offered. Until you experience how bad it can be, you cannot know how good things are.
  • Profile picture of the author spressnell
    I have learned so much from my failures. How not to do something, how to change the way I do something, how to do something totally different.


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