Failing All the Time

“My mantra is: Realize you’re going to fail all the time, and accept it.
That doesn’t mean I’m not frightened of it.”
~ Mark Burnett,
Television & Film Executive Producer, Author, President – MGM Television and Digital Group,
Emmy Awards (12x), Producers Guild of America Awards (5x),
Critics’ Choice Television Awards (7x), People’s Choice Awards (6x)
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The Common Things of Life

“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.”
~ George Washington Carver,
Botanist and Inventor

Use Failure Like a Stepping Stone

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.
Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes,
but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy,
or any of your time, or any of your space.”
~ Johnny Cash,
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor & Author

The Lessons of ‘Failure’

“It’s fine to celebrate success,
yet it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

‘Failing’ in a Learning Posture

“We must expect to fail… yet fail in a learning posture,
determined not to repeat the mistakes,
and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process.”
~ Ted Engstrom,
Founding Architect of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability,
& (Former) Head of Youth for Christ & World Vision International

So, You’re Not Afraid of Failing with Them?

“Everyone is your best friend when you are successful.
Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with
are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.”
~ Paula Abdul,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress

Persistent, Unshakeable Gratitude

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned
to be grateful, no matter what happened in my life..”

~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Succeeding through Failing

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
~ Julie Andrews a.k.a.,
Film and Stage Actress, Singer, Author, Theatre Director & Dancer
Academy Award (2X), BAFTA Awardee, David di Donatello Awards (2x),
Disney Legends Awardee, Drama Desk Awardee, Emmy Award (2x),
Golden Globe (5x), Golden Plate Awardee, Grammy Awards (3x),
Hasty Pudding Theatrical Awardee, Hollywood Walk of Fame Awardee,
Kennedy Center Honors Awardee, Laurel Awards (4x), People’s Choice Award,
Prince Ranier Award, San Sebastian International Film Festival Awardee,
Screen Actors Guild Award, Society of Singers Awardee, Theatre World Award,
UCLA George & Ira Gershwin Award and Women in Film Awardee

A New Direction

“What other people label or might try to call failure,
I have learned is just God’s way
of pointing you in a new direction.”
~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

No Fear for Failure

You can’t let fear of failure keep you from trying.
~ Snow White,
Once Upon A Time TV Series character

So, Let’s Get Started! OK?

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.”
~ Unknown ,

The Chances We Miss

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss
when you don’t even try.”
~ Jack Canfield,
Author, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader,
Corporate Trainer & Entrepreneur

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time.
I can even point to this book project.
The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs
the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold.
For every success, there are about a dozen failures behind that.
How do you take that then into your everyday life?
What I’ve found is much of it is about attitude.
How do you bounce back?
How you bounce back is more important than the failure itself. 

If you have that positive attitude —,  you are a perennial optimist, as well —
it can mean such a difference to the path of your career
versus being taken down by it and wallowing in that mistake ….”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time.
I can even point to this book project.
The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs
the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold.
For every success, there are about a dozen failures behind that.
How do you take that then into your everyday life?
What I’ve found is much of it is about attitude.
How do you bounce back?
How you bounce back is more important than the failure itself.
If you have that positive attitude — …, you are a perennial optimist as well —
it can mean such a difference to the path of your career
versus being taken down by it and wallowing in that mistake….”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Not Necessarily

“A failure is not, necessarily a mistake.
It’s simply doing the best you can do
with the current information and
resources you have at the moment.

The only real mistake a
person can make is to quit trying.”

~ Cody Sperber,
Real Estate Entrepreneur
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Failing Forward

“When I first started trying to learn
real estate investing I wanted to quit.

I spent thousands and for the longest
time had 0 deals to show for it.

But I kept pushing through.

And now I’m a better investor and teacher
because of it. I’m glad that I failed!

If you’ve given real estate a try and haven’t
gotten the results you wanted…

Keep failing forward. You’re going to be
a better investor for it in the end!”

~ Cody Sperber ,
Real Estate Entrepreneur
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Growing Beyond a Mistake

“Mistakes grow your brain. … at least a small part of the fore-brain called the thalamus can appreciably grow after periods of the sort of cognitive stimulation involved in mistake-making. What matters for improving performance is that a person is challenged, which requires a mindset that is receptive to being challenged, if not actively seeking out challenge and failure. And that may be the most important thing a teacher can impart.”
~ Jo Boaler,
Professor of Mathematics Education
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Relentless Will

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“The success or failure of the venture comes down,
in the end, to the relentless will of the entrepreneur.”
~ Mark Ford,
Entrepreneur, Self-made Millionaire
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Making Excuses

“Ninety-nine percent
of the failures come from
people who have the habit
of making excuses.”
~ George Washington Carver,
Botanist and Inventor

Remain Sane, Enjoy Every Minute!

“You have to love what you do and become completely obsessive with every aspect of your business.
If not, you will get burnt out quickly, leading to failure.
Nobody is going to care about your company more than you,
so be prepared to set the bar high and work harder and longer than anyone else.
The only way you will remain sane is by enjoying every minute of it.”
~ Jonathan Long,
Founder and CEO, Market Domination Media

Double Your Rate of Failure

“Would you like me to give you a formula for…success?  It’s quite simple, really.
Double your rate of failure…  You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
But it isn’t at all…  You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it.
So, go ahead and make mistakes.  Make all you can.
Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success.  On the far side..”
~ Thomas John Watson, Sr.,
Businessman, Chairman & CEO of IBM

Defeated, Yet Not Finished

“A man is not finished when he is defeated.
He is finished when he quits.”
~ Richard Nixon
37th President of the United States (1969-1974),
U.S. Representative, Senator, &
36th Vice President of the United States (1953-1961)

Fall 7, Stand 8

“Fall seven times, Stand up eight.”
~ Japanese Proverb