What is one of the things that virtually all highly successful people have in common?
They have failed many times!
But the difference between them and most other people is that failure didn’t stop them. They got up, dusted off, and pushed through it – time and time again – until they succeeded.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison
Yes, every failure is one step closer to success! Even those who are incredibly successful people or businesses still fail all the time. Google is one of the most successful companies in the world and they continue to have failed projects all the time. The same goes for Microsoft, Apple, Ford, Dell, and just about every other huge corporation.
Look at Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and most other huge names in business… They all had their ups and downs, but became incredibly successful because they didn’t quit. I’m obviously nowhere near their level but I have built a successful digital marketing business, and I don’t think I could even begin to remember all the failures I’ve had leading up to this point. I’ll almost certainly have many more in the future as well. That’s fine with me because I know that every time I fail at something, I am that much closer to succeeding the next time or the time after that.
“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison
When you are going through hell just keep on going! You will come out at the other end a better person and more successful in many ways. You will fail at many things in your lifetime. That is an unavoidable fact of life (and business). But what separates the winners from the losers is attitude. Winners push through failures until they are successful.
Never give up! You only truly fail when you quit trying. Some internet marketers become successful in a matter of months, but the vast majority take years to do it. Even the “overnight success” stories usually took a LOT longer than most people realize. Do not get discouraged if your internet marketing business isn’t at the level you thought it would be at this point in time. We’ve all been there. Just keep going until you are where you want to be.
I’ll never forget something one of my mentors told me when I was first starting my online business years ago. He said, “failure is not permanent, and neither is success!” His point was that you should never give up when you fail at something and you should never become complacent when you do find success.