Scaling Failure

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"Scalability" has always been a huge interest in digital marketing. The ability to scale, repeat, and automate successes in digital marketing has resulted in tons of money made. As difficult and important as this is, I also want to point out the importance of automating failure. This may sound pessimistic but the reality of success is that it is often accomplished after a series of failures. With this in mind, the more carefully we can devise and implement a plan the quicker we can get any needed failure out of the way.

This is not to say that we should throw something sloppily together just to get it out there- this is just low quality and lazy. What it means, to me anyway, is that failure is an acceptable and even needed element of success as long as we use this information to reflect and revise our strategies. Devise > Test > Analyze > Revise > Repeat > Success
#personal development #failure #scaling
  • Profile picture of the author MyNewMama
    You can learn a lot from failure. It's sort of like how athletes tend to learn more from losing than they do by winning a game.

    The important thing to remember is that failure is not the end, rather it's a stepping stone to greatness.
    • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
      Originally Posted by MyNewMama View Post

      You can learn a lot from failure. It's sort of like how athletes tend to learn more from losing than they do by winning a game.

      The important thing to remember is that failure is not the end, rather it's a stepping stone to greatness.
      Totally i agree with this. Don't just stop there, you're lucky that a stepping stone was thrown at you so you can use it on your way to success.
  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    You have to fail a lot before you find out what works.
  • Profile picture of the author michaeljibrael
    Good headline and good reminder.
    A quote from software engineering's mythical man month.
    Plan to throw one away, you will anyhow. = Fred Brooks

    And a followup:
    If you plan to throw one away, you will throw away two. =Craig Zerouni
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Nice post, Jay. Failure is necessary for success. I've been trying to evolve a successful strategy for success online for nearly 7 years. I'm going to keep tweaking things until I succeed, or die of old age. Lololololol.
  • Profile picture of the author rnvc
    Originally Posted by dsuitor View Post

    Knowledge Is POWER!
    no, applied knowledge is power.
  • Profile picture of the author Vallank2
    Thomas Edison and Henry Ford come to mind.................every failure leads you that much closer to success.

    Just My Take
  • Profile picture of the author top tier enterprises
    Remember to Fail Forward. Learn from your past to make your future brighter.
  • Profile picture of the author Dylan Young
    failure is a great thing if you have the ability to learn from it. not everyone can
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Another one of my favourites from Napoleon Hill (Think And Grow Rich) is: "Every failure, every adversity, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit."
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    you know .. there is to much positive thinking in this thread

    while learning to cook and trying new thing and making up my own dises that can be quite tasty .. it is not a matter of fail and keep trying. if something doesn't come out the way i want .. I identify the problem.. figure out what i need to do different next time ..and next time i see how that works ..

    now there is also knowing the long term goal ..if you are lost some where without a map or gps.. you tend to ask for directions ..and if those seem not to work you ask someone else ..
  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    the key though is figuring out what you did wrong and what you can do different next time ..even if the failure was because somone else screwed something up ..seemingly
  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    put simply,
    You may succeed twice in a thousand failed attempts.
    This is better-off than he who is trying hard in one attempt and not to fail.

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