Only Failures can Succeed. Why Failing is the path to Great Success.

Morning Folks!!

Many people get upset and lash out when they are forced to
think. When they are forced to look at what they are doing. When we have a failure. We are brainwashed in school that failure is bad. But failure is the only path to success that I know. I hope to fail a dozen times today. With each failure comes the silver lining of knowledge that turns failure into success. That knowledge may be known to all others that have had the same failure or you may have found a unique failure. A unique failure can become a great success.

Let’s back up. How
many hundreds of millions of sites are there? How many billions or trillions of pages are there? So out
of all these millions and millions and millions, and billions and billions how many have had a strickly
online success and had a business do more than $10 million annually? Even $1
million annually? How many?? What is the percentage? We all know the answer. It
is miniscule. It can't even be measured. That is a HIGH mountain to climb. Then it is how high do you want
to climb and how many fall to their demise on the climb? These are all
questions to ask. What we are all doing is searching for answers and
formulas that work and create a spark. Most of us have our basic foundational formula in place, but it is
about the second act. The third act. Orville and Wilbur knew they wanted to
fly. They failed every day of their life in that achievement, until they didn’t
fail. Probably everyone told them to buy a horse or one of those new horseless
carriages. They searched for a
formula. Each little success was one step forward. Each little failure was one
step forward. Both can have great value if you job is to eliminate things and
focus on others.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

21 thoughts on “Only Failures can Succeed. Why Failing is the path to Great Success.

  1. Anthony

    LOL this quote is classic Rickism” I hope to fail a dozen times today !” … I LOVE it :) … gotta go fail some more so I can grow.

  2. owen frager

    OK you got me here- I have a surplus of inspirational quotes, more then I can ever use in my daily newsletter thanks to Twitter… here are a couple
    Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. — Maria Robinson
    “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” -William James”
    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Brian Littrell
    Only those who can see the invisible, can accomplish the impossible. Patrick Snow
    Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility. Around me is boundless opportunity. Why should I fear? SStear
    “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

  3. Tia Wood

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” ~ Thomas Edison.

  4. domain report

    I don’t think you can overstate how important failing is to success. The majority of people who are viewed as successes in business or any field likely had a lot of setbacks or failures before making it big. Failing teaches you what doesn’t work and if you’re smart, you learn from it and eventually find out what does work. For example, Thomas Edison is viewed as a great inventor, but he failed many times en route to his famous discoveries.

  5. Kevin

    I can’t think of a single successful person I know who hasn’t failed many times in their life. And often right after their biggest failure came their greatest success.
    One of the ironic things you’ll often hear from exceptionally successful people who achieve great wealth, is they actually had more fun when they were struggling and failing climbing up the mountain than when they finally reached the top.

  6. Usually_Anonymous

    Thank you for this inspirational post. Your blog has been invaluable to me.
    I have already scooped up life-changing treasures during this period. And being relentless in the face of failure and learning is artistically beautiful.

  7. UFO

    Most educational processes are designed to produce procedural linear thinkers…
    I could say more… but I;ve just been drinking in an Irish pub celerbrating the 250 biryjday of Aurthur Guinness with Irish people and I;m slightly intoxicated… free vouchers in the paper is simply a danger to public
    Happy Arthur Guinness day!!

  8. Morgan Linton

    So true Rick. Having run my own business for almost two years now I can say I’ve learned MUCH more from my failures than my successes.
    I try to remind myself constantly that I’m still learning every day – and plan to for my entire life!
    Thanks again for another inspirational post!

  9. Stephen Douglas

    Rick, are you reading”Exploiting Chaos” too? LOL…. perfect book for this business. I should have an affiliate link up, because this book is a must read.
    I’ll follow up Tia’s Thomas Edison quote with one said by him regarding his discovery of the first lightbulb:”I didn’t fail 1000 times to invent the [lightbulb], I succeeded in finding 1000 ways NOT to invent it.”
    Now THAT’S chutzpah!

  10. Jessica

    missed your wisdom, rick.
    yeah, it’s not the fall – it’s the climb!
    take it from this miley cyrus’ song:
    I can almost see it
    That dream I am dreaming
    But there’s a voice inside my head saying
    “You’ll never reach it”
    Every step I’m taking
    Every move I make feels
    Lost with no direction
    My faith is shaking
    But I gotta keep trying
    Gotta keep my head held high
    There’s always gonna be another mountain
    I’m always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be a uphill battle
    Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
    Ain’t about how fast I get there
    Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
    It’s the climb
    The struggles I’m facing
    The chances I’m taking
    Sometimes might knock me down
    But no, I’m not breaking
    I may not know it
    But these are the moments that
    I’m gonna remember most, yeah
    Just gotta keep going
    And I, I got to be strong
    Just keep pushing on
    ‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
    I’m always gonna wanna make it move
    Always gonna be a uphill battle
    Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
    Ain’t about how fast I get there
    Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
    It’s the climb, yeah!
    Keep on moving, keep climbing
    Keep the faith, baby
    It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
    Keep the faith, keep your faith…

  11. Huw Williams

    Then again, failure to me has never been an option, I’ll keep on driving forwards and ceate as much as I can until I need to sleep, until the screens begin to blur at 4AM or I start nodding after 16 hours of building something from nothing every day.
    Personally I don’t think you can fail, as long as you follow the equation”the more you put in the more you’ll get out”. And what drives me is telling me that if I stop, I brake that rule and the consequences are failure.
    Plus, I”purposely” do not have a pension fund – I’m working on that :)

  12. AlanR

    Great post Rick! Seems there is one person here who doesn’t understand!
    I haven’t heard of one person who has succeeded at anything without failing at least once, first. Failures are successes in disguise. They are the stepping stones to our desire. Without them, we would fail. It’s what we do with them that decides the final outcome! So to me, true failure is final, the end.

  13. nSathees

    Well, the harder part is if you can’t learn from your failure. How many are capable of learning from their failure.
    I like to remind that, you become what you think you are. so, Keep the high spirit within you all the time, which will lead to success.

  14. Mark

    Another story that is indicative of why I love your blog so much Rick. Hope you don’t mind, but I send your writings to a lot of people because I think they not only are helpful to people in the domain industry, but they are helpful to all for life in general. As much as Dale Carnegie or anyone else.
    There is only one thing necessary to be a zip in life. Do nothing, have no failures, act like a sheep and be just like everyone else.
    Everyone who was successful and changed life as we know it was scorned at, laughed at, and ridiculed by losers. Whether it was the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, the Beatles, and the list goes on. All were considered”nuts” because they did something different.
    When you are in your eighties, sitting on the front porch, and thinking about your life, there is only one thing you will regret. Not your failures but the things you didn’t try. The thought of what could have been

  15. michael todaro

    that’s crazy talk… i’ve never been wrong… oh wait… i’ve never been right… i mean except for the time i thought i was wrong and it turned out i was.

  16. Batterie

    It seems to my own life because I was admire my example of one all insect . Great dedication is achieved by failing. Great feeling is being experienced


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