Fail, With Enthusiasm. Success Will Follow.

Last Update: July 11, 2019

I don't love "quoting" others, just never been a fan of it. The reason is that I see too many people making "inspirational" quotes and memes without offering any useful information or opinion.

Thus I am going to put my own spin on what I feel is one of the most famous quotes on failure, which for those of you that are new to business, is an important and very much REQUIRED element of running a business (and this holds true for the offline world, as well as the online world...same thing).

Winston Churchill
once made the following statement.

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."

For some, this may be a little cliche. If you have reached any level of success in business, you will see this much more than a cliche, rather a truism to running a business.

I have been in the affiliate marketing and online business world for 17 years full time now. I can tell you from personal experiences, and from a great deal of personal failure in business, that this statement is at it's core what has led me to success.

I fail, regularly. I have failed today, yesterday, and the day before. In fact, the business that I feel Carson and I are operating, or any business I have operated prior to Wealthy Affiliate has been one big collection of failures.

In all reality, if you look hard inwards at your business and activities, you will see all sorts of failures. Just a few examples here, to give you some perspective as to what I am talking about.

  • Perhaps you are not getting any traffic. That is a failure.
  • Perhaps you are not good a building website, that is a failure.
  • Perhaps you cannot write a 1,000 word article in under an hour, and that is a failure. (just as an aside, I am 7 minutes into writing this article and at 340 words).
  • Perhaps you published a post that didn't rank right away?
  • Perhaps you lost some rankings with Google's latest "core" algorithm update.
  • Perhaps you don't create enough content.
  • Perhaps the content you create isn't as good as it could be.
  • Perhaps you get traffic, but don't convert as well as you like.
  • Maybe you suck at creating graphics.
  • Perhaps you don't know enough about a particular topic.
  • Perhaps you feel like you don't know anything about creatinga business.
  • The list could go on forever

To some, these may be completely demotivating...maybe to the point of making you want to "give up" in your journey to building a business. To others, these so called failures are dealt with in an enthusiastic manner. The realization that any one of these things can either be completely overcome or improved upon is an exciting proposition to those that have a successful mindset and approach to business.

Not a single one of these things are unattainable. If you don't know how this business works, learn it. You have a plethora of education here at WA. If you don't know how to write content for your website, then WRITE. That is how you get better. If you don't convert well, then make some adjustments to your conversion process and content on your website to convert better.

With every failure, come up with a resolve. This can be the case for anything in life. If you are struggling in a relationship, if you are struggling to get in shape, treat those as mere temporary failures. Approach these failures with enthusiasm and the idea that they are temporary stepping stones and building blocks for your success.

Guess what will happen if you do this? You will achieve success. That is the reality.

Those that approach any failure in life, in business, as a "end" to your progress, will never achieve success. Those that approach these with excitement and enthusiasm knowing that they are in the process of figuring something new out, are those that are going to be vastly successful.

Just a few thoughts I have on failure...from experience.

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dylanrieger Premium Featured Comment
First 18 months I made nothing. The 18 months after that I almost made $100,000. It clicks at different times for everybody but when it does finally click it's more than worth the wait!
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Danieldrew Premium
That's awesome Dylan. Shows the beauty of being patient and keeping on the grind 👌
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MDehaan1 Premium
Wonderful and I am looking forward to the future!! It is certainly worth the wait and I am not going to give up!!
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RichBrennan Premium
So very true, Kyle, and something we all need to remind ourselves of from time to time. Sometimes failure is self-inflicted, in which case we can do something about it. Sometimes, stuff of life takes our eye off the ball for very good reasons. There's nothing we can do about that, other than go back to where we left off when it's all blown over, so there's no point sweating over it. It's never 'end game' unless we decide it is.
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roxydog1312 Premium
If we can get rid of the negative stigma of failure, and turn it into "learning experience", we will be far ahead in our lives.

I have what I call "successful failures" where I failed, but regrouped, tried again, started plan B, etc. to get myself back on track.

Look at life...I would say it's 90% failure and 10% success. If you dwell on your life failures, you will paralyze yourself.

So go out there and fail! And come back better for it.
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ROnaldE1 Premium
Ok, ok, enough with these perhaps. I've already answered yes to all of them. So I'm a failure, but I will carry on. I'm actually learning to create content. I'm actually making sense when I write something. I'm still enthusiastic about the prospects of making money online. I'm actually learning from my failures.
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anor30hg Premium
Then maybe perhaps you will succeed,

oops, not perhaps again.. I mean you will probably succeed :)

Keep at it, be consistent and I'm sure you will be successful
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Great post, Kyle! I've had many failures and successes in the businesses I've owned over the years and since I've been in WA. However, I believe that each failure teaches me a lot about what I can do differently to be more successful next time. So what I like to do is---plan, implement, evaluate, learn, strategize, and then go for it again (as necessary).

Thank you for all of the training, tools, and support you guys give us to create success! :)
Colleen
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Kyle,

Thank you very much for your very wise words, so it's good to listen to someone who has had a genuine experience creating an online business. 17 years is a long time to be making money full-time online, I guess you have had many failures and successes in this time, I like Winston Churchill's statement, very wise words indeed.

Have a great weekend.

Roy
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McWord Premium
I have been faced with familial issues since last August. My wife and life partner suffered a stroke. She also has numerous other medical problems. There may or may not ever be a resolution to them. Nevertheless, I have endeavored to stay as active in the WA Community as possible in the interim. It has been a positive for my own peace of mind.

My web sites have suffered to my lack of activity. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I can and will be successful in this business. Unfortunately, at this time, I can put no timetable on my success. Yet, it is there still.

Thank you for the enlightening post, Kyle!

Best wishes,

mitch
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msh2501 Premium
Mitch, I am sorry about what happened to your wife. Family matters hit us more than we can imagine.
I wish her the fastest recovery.
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McWord Premium
Thank you so much for your kind words!

All the best,

mitch
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Debs66 Premium
Winston Churchill, Quite an awesome fellow. Was terrible at school not just academically but grammar wise too. He was repeatedly told he would never amount to anything.

When I say repeatedly I mean it was that bad it could ruin you for life.

So how did he become a Great Prime Minister. We all have a mind and a vision. Got bad traffic Don't worry make it better. Got bad spelling don't worry we can all use spellchecks. Got people telling you your blog is wrong. Don't worry make it better... Graphics look rubbish. Don't worry the next one will be a work of art..

Get that feeling you can't do this. Well anyone can if they really want too.

Do not think for one second Churchill did not have his up's and downs in his career. He had major ones. He was quite an awesome fellow as it goes. He wasn't terribly good looking neither.

He did what he did because he could and wanted it. Take the resources every bit of it we get here. The process here works.

Are we gonna struggle heck yes. But that struggle is the best feeling in the world when we accomplish it..

Awesome post Kyle... Thank you :).
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bonzo124 Premium
There are ups and dows when you run a website. We must accept it.

In the beginning, I could not get traffic no matter what I did. Then, I could not get referrals. Then, Google decided to drop my post with the best traffic from page one with no reason. A WA guy stole my screenshot!

Later, Google updates dropped my traffic again. My conversions suffer again with no obvious reason. Quora deleted my article!

The list goes on.

I just realize that things happen. It's a part of the process.

So, I keep creating content, work on my site and improve things.
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Dkirk1 Premium
Great article i have read many pertaining to success. Many wealthy business men have said. First find something that your passionate about. Don't focus strictly on making a lot of money. After finding your passion, learn all that you can about whatever it is. Be persistent and persue your pleasure. The success and money will come in time. Just enjoy the journey of making it reality. If your goal is only to make money then you lose the fun aspect of making it happen.
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SDiTullio Premium
I've removed the word"FAIL", from my vocabulary. For me... that word doesn't exist! You might ask me how or why. I believe that word doesn't exist, every time I recall a response given by Thomas Edison after his invention of the light bulb.

When asked why he continued to try after he had ''failed" two thousand times in the process...

Edison replied: "I didn't "fail" two thousand times... I just found two thousand ways it wouldn't work".


Did you attempt something in your business that didn't work? You didn't"fail", you jus discovered ways it wouldn't work!

So... get the word "FAIL"out of your vocabulary, and replace it with a more positive word... "discovered"!


You'll feel a lot better!

Steve
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Mylene1509 Premium
Great post, very inspirational. Failure is preliminary to success.

Did content management yesterday for a client website and messed up their pictures.... Came clean, admitted the mistake and client was not even mad!

Now I just have to find out HOW to fix this....

Are there any WordPress Guru's in the community that would have some time to help me out with this? I apologize as I know it's not directly related to WA but I've been searching Youtube and Google since yesterday and have not found a solution yet and have no idea how to fix this :(
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AndrewMichae Premium
How did you mess up their pictures?
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Mylene1509 Premium
Thanks for your prompt reply AndrewMichae.

I will try my best to be as clear as I possible

Client sells products (vacuums), and each product is published as a post within his website (he is not using WooCommerce I believe).

Then, all his product show up on a 'product summary' page where people can click on the image and access the detailed product/post.

Within the product post, I updated the featured image (that worked fine). However, when I get to that 'product summary' page showing all the products, for some reason, the new image is not the same size as the other ones, hence, the layout is no longer nice and uniform as some images are now bigger/smaller and the text is not aligned.

In the picture attached, you can perhaps see more exactly what I mean... The first row of products (1st and 4th products specifically) have had their images changed and you can see that the layout is no longer the same as the second row.

Any idea or suggestion is greatly appreciated as I am a total newbie with WP :)
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TDomena Premium
I've noticed that all successful entrepreneurs look at success similar to what you've written here. They look at it like it's a normal bump in the road while others will look at it like it's catastrophic.

Look at Trump for example, most of us would cringe to think about the idea of people speaking about us as people speak about him. Granted, he contributes to why people speak about him as they do because he doesn't always come off very empathetically or with a caring voice, but you get what I mean.

Despite the controversy, he comes off as unscathed and resilient, and like "failures" he's having are only bumps in the road. I'm hoping to continue growing in resilience so I can tolerate more success and failure because I think as you become more successful, the failures get bigger also, and more public too.
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stevetug52 Premium
Man, as always, Kyle you knock it out of the park. Timely now, and I'll bookmark it because I know it will be just as timely next week, next month, and next year. I really thought my response was going to be totally original and unique. But just before I posted this, I took a look at a few others' comments and noticed a lot of similarity to my fellow SAC'ers responses. It is really great to have so much in common with others on this same journey.
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Linda103 Premium
Encouraging post for those that see setbacks as disasters rather than a lesson.
As long as you keep going, its not a permanent failure, that only occurs if you give up.
A failure just shows you how not to do something. Its a stepping stone on the path of success.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, powering through all of these and learning from them will always lead to being more "well rounded" and skilled.
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Thank you Kyle that was an encouraging blog. I was reading my email from Wendy, earlier this morning....and I am struggling thinking about my Niche...how do you pronounce that? like "neesh" or is the e silent?...anyways, I feel encouraged again, and so back to me doing a list, and thinking positively!
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jeffschuman Premium
Excellent article Kyle. Failure always reminds me that the greatest hitter of all time, Ted Williams, the last man to hit .400 in a season, was still put out 6 times out of 10 time at bat. As you have pointed out failing your way to success is not only normal, it is necessary,
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Stella741 Premium
Correct Kyle,

If failure to success means posting to Social Media ONE MORE time, do it.

If it means tweaking that Facebook ad, do it. If it means setting a timer to prod yourself to write faster content, so be it.

Whatever it takes within reason to succeed do it.

We WILL get there!
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Fintyd Premium
So true Kyle, there are many negatives before the positives start to appear, most business that I have been involved in took at least two years to get going, I'm not sure of the statistics for an online business but it happens sooner or later for everyone that keeps going, learning, changing, adapting and moving forward.
Regards,
Fintan
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JTA1212 Premium
Thank you for this timely post.

Failure is inevitable on our journey to achieving success, but our mindset plays such a major part.

Failure is all part of our learning curve, to building a business. So we cannot allow setbacks to stop us in our pursuits. Whatever happens, keep going and don’t give up!!
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BarbaraN Premium
Excellent post, Kyle. I don't know about other countries. but in the United States it's not OK to fail. People don't talk about failures-people are afraid to start something, because they might fail. Failure is a stigma. And yet, some of our greatest business people have failed several times. Some of our better known millionaires have made and lost and made again fortunes.

I feel like I fail everyday here at WA, yet every post I have written on Affiliate Marketing for busy moms has been indexed by Google, and the last post has just been found in first position by Google, Bing and Yahoo.
I know I write good content, but is that enough? I don't know, but I know one thing- I've invested too much to quit.
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mrschippy Premium
I know that you mean about quotes, but your Churchill one reminded me of Thomas Edison.

When someone questioned him on his 1,000 'unsuccessful' attempts to make the lightbulb, he replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

I love that. He had such a clear picture and blind belief in what he was trying to do, he just ket on going until he got there and saw the whole thing as a learning curve...
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KennyLee Premium
Hi Kyle,

You got me right there. Google Core Update did wipe off many of my pages.

But it's a wake-up call, on how to build better contents, not in terms of word count or quality, but how to assure the readers that the content is trustworthy.

There's still so much to learn and grow as an affiliate marketer. It's about having a solid fundamental.

I'm retracing my steps and growing in other aspects. Mark my word that I'll be bouncing forward.
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CherishedB Premium
Great post and absolutely right, everyday failures are stepping stone to achieving our best times and greatness; without failure (struggles and challenges etc) then we won't see how far we have come and where we are going, so I believe it's a necessity even though the process will be embarrassing, lonely and uncomfortable. Wishing everyone a great journey of self actualisation :-)
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AlexEvans Premium
I am particularly taken by that quote, given the time and situation the world faced.

It has that timeless quality, some failures can strech you right out flat, there is definitely something empowering when we rise up, again and again.

One of the cool things is that we can learn from our failures and that is what we can share.
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Hmp1 Premium
Exactly! Very well said.

I wrote a post a while back about why am going to start writing a ton of bad content (in order to learn how to write better and because I would then have a ton of content to edit and improve and add to my site).

Love this!
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anor30hg Premium
I agree Kyle,

and would just like to add one more thing that I have noticed
in my own life that helps to keep me focused in spite of

those failures or setbacks that will come because after all
life is not perfect and neither are we,

and that one thing is... patience, if you don't have it or at least
try to cultivate it then we have a tendency in my opinion

based on personal experience to give up on a project or goal
before we even put enough effort into it to give it a chance

to succeed , its kinda like planting a tree then going out the
next day and becoming disappointed because the tree hasn't
grown.

Then losing interest and enthusiasm and abandoning the tree
and perhaps never planting anything ever again.

The sad and unfortunate part of that scenario is that maybe
someone else saw the value of that tree (or idea) and decided

to put in the necessary work and to cultivate that seed and
nourish it until its completion ,

and someone else with the patience and work ethic needed to
to see that project to completion was the one that
benefited and received the rewards.

Just my personal observation, this is not neccessarily true in every
situation.

Thank you,

for the post and a very valuable platform that we can all
benefit from

Anthony
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YumaBloggers Premium
The living life by failures aspect of this post reminds me of the Inches Speech by Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday http://essaysfromexodus.scripting.com/stories/storyReader$1492

Or the Lou Holtz quote, " A Game of Yards is Won By Inches".

We will not always know we won when we win but will always see failure, it is what we do with failure that makes us Entrepreneurs.
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IainUK2019 Premium
So very true Kyle. I onced worked for myself for several years, and felt liked I'd failed miserably. To be honest it absolutely drained me, and only now 6 years later have I picked myself up again. Honestly the other night I could not sleep as I was too enthusiastic to get going again. Here's to the next adventure!
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terrycarroll Premium
There are any number of cliches on any number of topics, including failure. But behind every cliche is a truism, either immediately or eventually apparent.
In this post, Kyle, has demonstrated exactly how and why we should see the way to turn apparent failure into eventual success.
A great lesson for all of us, including it seems Kyle himself.
Great stuff and thanks as always

Terry
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LDaquiz1 Premium
Hello Kyle and thanks for the life lessons, this really means a lot. I really need this right now. So I decided to write this too.

In my thoughts failures are only a beginning part of our journey we fail over and over again but we learned to managed to get back up by looking back and understand why we failured. In most cases people failured or hit a road blocks, end off the road or what ever we want to called it, because of there luck to knowledge, right mindset, mentorships or goals.

I too personally fail a lot of things in the life to the point that I was ready to quit and give up all my hopes and dreams. I felt like I'm stuck in the same spot over and over again. Still looking for that one answer to my questions to how I will do thinks different to be SUCCESSFUL.

Till i come across this great opportunity that changes my life and brought me back on my own two feet ready to take over the world. I come across the WA program and met a great amount of people that welcome me with open arms.

In Wealthy Affiliate I felt liked I finally found my calling in life, and I know I will be successful and keep thriving knowing I have the best group of people watching over my back every step of the way.

Again thank you Kyle blog, also to Carson and the communities for making this happened.
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Joanne25 Premium
Thanks @kyle for that inspiring post. I have to admit that I looked at my failures differently, and the little things that you've mentioned I looked at as my short comings rather than a failure I could learn from and move on.
I only looked at the big things as failures!
Lesson learnt :)
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AnaB7 Premium
Hi Kyle,

inspiring post!

The problem is that nowadays all seem to be instant, and we want the desired success right away. There are a lot of companies and people on the internet saying easy money, learn quickly, and the list goes on. The reality is that this business takes time to evolve, and like with anything, there is a learning curve to it. Failure is there all the time as we move with anything we do.

I thought that my husband was going to tell me not to be part of this business if I was not making money in a year. I was wrong, and he said it would take you more than a year as you have to learn, and if this is going to last, you must do it the right way. Keep learning the business. Knowledge is power. He supports my new business here.


I had to go back to my roots of perseverance as I have gotten frustrated with myself as I want to know all the ins and outs of the business, but I realize it will come with practice and with time. Frustrated because I do not have enough hours to put into it, at least this year, next year if all goes as planned. I will have more time.

I was feeling failure last week due to all the things that have come on my way as I do my training and not able to complete what I had planned.

I know this business is no different than learning any other task, and you cannot jump to run if you cannot walk first. I had to remind myself.

So, giving up is not an option. I created a list of tasks that I need to add to my business to combat the failure I was feeling. The things that I know are crucial for my business from the training that you are setting up for us.

I am looking and exploring, video creation, autoresponder, ads, and much more. I know I have to find a way to continue.

Failure means to me that at least I try, and if I fail at it, I will start again. I am determined to see the results that I want to see and the goals I have set for myself.


Thank you for the great post; it helped me to make more decisions in the right direction.

Blessings your way!

Ana
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SupreetS Premium
Winston Churchill once said that “Success is not final, failure is not fatal.

I love birds and flowers, Mountains and rivers, trees and bushes, insects and animals and I love the Creator and it's creation which we all part of!
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tanzanite Premium
"If you're going through Hell, keep going"
"Never, never, never give up"
---Winston Churchill

"A challenging journey is not without risks. Often we feel we can go no further, we can do no more, and that one more step is impossible. In that one moment, we face the abyss, the ultimate challenge of mind, body, and spirit and discover an inner strength we never knew existed and in a glorious revelation realize that our lives have changed forever."

I wrote that for one of my books in reference to the Ironman Triathlon, but surprisingly, it suits the struggles with making a success of Wealthy Affiliate as well.
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lakbar12 Premium
Very encouraging post! I agree with you failure is another opportunity to improve on whatever we feel like we are failing at. It's just temporary as you mentioned.

Many things that I have failed at during my online business process has actually taught me what not to do next time..lol..So, failure can be good in a way because, now I know what works and what doesn't.

I also now have knowledge to share with others when it comes to things that didn't work or did work. Thanks for sharing this post. It's always great to hear positivity from an expert.
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RolandF1 Premium
Absolutely !!!

In my 45 year successful experience as a commercial salesman I learned that every failure only brought me one step closer to my next success.

The same thing is going to happen to me and anyone else here in WA who does not accept failure as the end result.

Roland
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Kyle Premium
Exactly, and that is the reason success is not linear in business. If you look at growth chart of every successful business you will see there are dips in the chart, and peaks, with the highs continuing to grow in between every dip.

This is how growth works, experiencing failures and then dealing with them...and doing so with enthusiasm.
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FKelso Premium
That was a great post, Kyle, and good stuff for all of us to remember. I do believe that failure is just one step on the road to success. The failure contains a lesson we need to learn about what we are doing. The lesson will help us get past the failure.
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Kyle Premium
For sure Fran, sometimes the going get tough in business, it surely has for me many times over the years and you come to realize that is normal.

Many people will must give up during those times, and it is those that work through failure face on, will eventually overcome these and continue to building their business to new levels.
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waawaawaa4 Premium
Congratulations to your 17 years of experience in affiliate marketing and online business!

Thank you so much for your insightful and motivational post.

Seize opportunities ‘with enthusiasm’. Celebrate opportunities that went well. For others, make them learning opportunities that will make you stronger, be a better person, and move you one step closer to reaching the goals you have set for yourself.

Have an awesome day!
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Avraham Premium
Hi Kyle, writing something "not original" does not diminish its ultimate value. It's enough for anyone to read the article, and say to himself, "that's niew, that's true, that's good, that is something I need to incorporate into my everyday life" to give it ultimate value.
Good job on your initiative and contribution, and thank you.
Best wishes,
Avraham Schwartz
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shazzaWA Premium
I remember someone saying that Failure is like feedback. You just learned how to do it the wrong way and now it’s time to try another way - which again, may be another failure. Hence keep trying and failing your way to success.

It was a truly interesting way to look at it. Thanks for your insights Kyle. I always value those who have the experience and the selflessness to share their journeys. Cheers
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Dhind1 Premium
I love it Kyle - thank you.

Sorry - but I just have to say it.

"Come fail with us." I was going to add here in WA. But I feel that would be a disservice to the platform - though applicable in terms of your post.

I am continuing to fail myself in so many small ways every day, but absolutely love the platform you and Carson have created.

I learn many new things every day. I am not leveraging this knowledge as well as I should be, but I still have enthusiasm for the process and the community here.

Thank you both for that.
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NnurseBecca Premium
Hi Kyle,
It takes character to get back up and keep trying after failure and this builds resilient people. If it only takes you 7 minutes for creating a great elevator pitch and having a part of so many people moving forward on successful pathways. Imagine your writing capabilities, holy moly. It is a great privilege to work with this group and get your guidance.

Do you know if self host is the way to get a medium load of plugins to not slow down my site? It is getting slower I think from taking off EWW lazy load. But I am not sure how to balance the plugins to have what I need and speed as well.

Surely working on the bullets you listed are a great way to have impact on a larger level. These are all core concepts to build and optimize. Thank you for a great walkthrough!
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AndrewMichae Premium
Hi Becca,

Wondering what you're meaning by self host? Is that something that you're hosting outside of WA?

Love this post from Kyle. Inspiring!

Cheers Andrew
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TBarron Premium
I use bullets for everything...
Bullets rock... :)
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NnurseBecca Premium
Hey Andrew,
Kyle said it will soon be an option to self host through Wealthy Affiliate. I am not sure the details of it though. I love it, too!💝 he always has inspired me
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NnurseBecca Premium
Bullets are great!🙂
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TomHayes1 Premium
Hi, there Kyle,

I appreciate your words of wisdom; And, I must say, they ring true in many aspects of life; "NO", in every issue of life.

Talk to any of the entrepreneurs and ask how many times they failed on the slippery ladder to success; I guess that the response will be there were too many times, and they lost count.

However, one thing's for sure; their vision of success remained unchanged.

I liken to the competitive sport because they have similarities.

It doesn't matter how many times you get beaten because the next match allows you the opportunity to turn it all around; And, once the losing side tastes victory, it resonates belief.

"Success - Failure" has the same parallel.

Tom
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accad Premium
The 12 points you mentioned are real, they are facts.
I can go over failures and succeed but to wait for the money to sustain life is really a challenge.
Let's say, I invest an amount for my business because I am hoping it will have the return of investments (ROI) so I have something for food.
But I have been starving myself and my family. I have tightened my belt so much. The $47 is fifty times our Philippine currency so it's a lot.
I am enjoying my stay with WA because I learned and is learning a lot and if possible I don't like to quit.
When will this failure end?
Sorry for the feeling I expressed but I'm hard-pressed.
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JKaobata1 Premium
Thank you Kyle for the great post.I had experienced failures in my journey to success.I had been conned online and mocked by my friends.I lost my son through hydrocephalus. However, I never give up and let these circumstances defeated me.I looked at them as positive things that help me change the course of my life.
Right now as speaking I'm still experiencing failures and weakness but I used them as tools to help guide me on my journey. Failures to me is a good thing to help me challenge myself within on my journey at Wealthy Affiliate.
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Lazyblogger Premium
The cause of this is our belief system. Always believing that something won't work out because you have failed a number of times are going to discourage you from doing it.

Failure is a part of every human life, for a certain no one can achieve success if they don't have a taste of Failure. Failing is what helps us get more prepare for the proposed success. Thank you for this post, Kyle. it inspires me and it reached me at the right time.

David.
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captjfebay Premium
Well said Kyle. Overcoming the disappointment of knowing something you worked hard on didn’t work or something you were excited about and thought you did a great job on didn’t produce for you is difficult. First your heart sinks a little, then you get pissed and then I think the next logical human reaction is to say, this just isn’t for me. The fact is though, if you transcend that pain and view it from an objective perspective, you can extract the negative energy and channel it into something positive by taking the position that it won’t defeat you. Then you can shake it off, get some sleep and get back at it while learning from whatever the reason for the failure was.
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TimMcKinlay Premium
This is gold Kyle. I think everyone should read this at least once as it really is the truth and something that separates those who (ultimately) succeed or fail. As in whether or not you give up or keep going forward regardless of these "failures" that are inevitable and happen to all of us.
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AOsmand Premium
This is a great post for getting motivated, even tho the community here at WA is full of encouragement and positive minds you can still feel alone in creating your business. That’s where reading something like this can really lift your spirits and put you back on track.

I always loved this saying; it’s better to try and fail, rather than fail to try.

Life is all about challenges and how you as an individual overcome them and move forward.

Thanks for taking time to write and share this post.
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Rich908 Premium
If I may add my own quote

“Failure is Success in Reverse”

Many people are afraid to pick themselves up when they fail. So they don’t do anything

God knows I met with so many failures but I never gave up.

At 67 I graduated with a BA degree ..it was tough but I never gave up in fact it got easier

Pick yourself up and get back in the saddle

The Proudest Achievement

Me below with a Degree in Sociology/ Political Science and German Studies
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Calh60 Premium
Thanks Kyle, I look forward to the day that I can work on this business full-time. Interruptions from outside sources are pressing me to failure, however, I don't and won't give up that easy.

Cal
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