Try to succeed. Don’t try not to fail. What makes you keep trying?

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I want to present you with a challenge, right now. If you have failed more than once, but are still trying, I want to know what it is that makes you keep trying. It is very important to me that I know this. Read this very short article, and then let me know by sending me a comment. I am very interested in hearing what you have to say. [br]

What’s the secret to becoming a successful entrepreneur? There are two. First, try to SUCCEED, and don’t try NOT TO FAIL. Second, no matter what, KEEP TRYING.

If you don’t want to fail, it’s very easy. Don’t even try. Now, you’re defeating your purpose. You’re going to fail, and probably many times before you succeed.

Do you want to get motivated? If the answer is yes, and I hope it is, here are some true life stories that will change your way of thinking and get you motivated:

Sylvester Stalone’s story of Rocky was rejected 1,500 times before it was accepted.

Ted Williams had a lifetime batting average of 344. This means that the greatest hitter of all time failed 656 times.

Colonel Sanders unsuccessfully tried to sell his secret fried chicken recipe 1,009 times before it was accepted, and became a success.

Thomas Edison created over 10,000 light bulbs that didn’t work before successfully creating the one that changed everything.

Michael Jordan missed over 300 shots that would have won the game during his career.

Mark Cuban spent many days eating mustard and ketchup sandwiches.

Why were these people successful?

These people were successful for one reason. They failed. You’re going to fail, and many times. But another certainty is, you’re not going to be successful unless you fail.

Failure Means Nothing

If you fail, you have achieved something positive. You have achieved the motivation to keep trying. Fail 100 times, and you still have the motivation to keep trying.

Succeed one time, and the previous 100 failures mean nothing, because, YOU ARE SET FOR LIFE.

How many times have you failed? What’s your secret to keep trying? We want to know. Please leave your answer to these two questions in a comment below.

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