48 comments

  • Hasnain

    Your content is good. I like your site. But I think there is a lot of negativity in there. if you are only telling people to fail then that is not appropriate. Because every time it is not necessary to fail. There are certain stories which have had success without having failure.

    no doubt there is motivation after reading failure stories. But some people have a mindset on failing. And so they don’t try more. If you also give them success stories they will have an aim to set and that adds to the motivation on earning money or become successful

    No offense brother.

    • Peter

      Hello, Hasnain.

      These examples, are only a few stories from the hundreds that I could have chosen to tell my readers about and of course, there are also stories of people who have been successful from day one, but more often than not their success has not happened overnight nor without some setbacks along the way.

      Thank you for your comments. 🙂

  • Gato aka Cindy Peterson

    Love the article. Very inspiring and well written. I was thinking you left out Col Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken till a quick google search shows his story of starting KFC with his first Social Security check was a myth. I have to go — you have lots of other articles for me to read. Thanks again for the good article.

    • Peter

      Hello, Cindy. Yes,

      The examples I have used are only a few stories from the hundreds that I could have chosen to tell you about and of course, there are many other stories of people who have been successful. The main point was to show that more often than not their success has not happened overnight nor without some setbacks along the way.

      Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  • John

    What an article! I am blessed with this write up and I am energized to move on and keep working on my project.

    I now know that people won’t move forward or take decision because of fear of failure. What I just decide now is to decide on issues and move on until I can’t move again!

    Thank you for this great article.

    Regards
    John

    • Peter

      Hello, John You are most welcome and please watch your inbox for the eBook that is coming your way as my thank you for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • SmileAfresh

    Hi Peter,
    What a sobering perspective to success! This is a very nice post. I grew up being told exactly what you are pointing out here.
    Phrases like “success is everything!” or “You shouldn’t be beaten in that subject, why should you? Work harder!” I remember we even could receive punishment for lowering grades after exams instead of improving them.

    Coming to know that failure is positive, that it’s not final, has take all too long. I’m currently doing lots of re-learning! Thanks for this encouragement- especially where you say you’ve made and then lost millions severally.
    I know now that a prime key to success is failure and I’ll go on asking myself about what I can try to do that if I fail I can still try again and succeed in.

    • Peter

      Hello, SmileAfresh. Than you for your comment. Yes, its important to remember that the past is not your future. Most people who have succeeded more than most, have also failed more than most. And failing is a part of the success process. You need to keep failing until you succeed. I hope you also enjoy the eBook that is coming your way 🙂

  • Gary D

    This post was one of the most fun posts I read about how some of the greatest minds of the past overcame failure and became big. Thoroughly motivational and enjoyable. I had no idea some of those great business minds were seemingly humiliated like that. Awesome. I have a twitter page that puts out facts, I may use some of these.

    • Peter

      Hello, Gary. Happy to help out and thanks for your comments I hope you also enjoy the eBook that is coming your way 🙂

  • Cali Summer

    Hi Petervcrisp,

    Nice website on Affiliate Marketing. I like that you shared your personal experience and have shown that you picked yourself up, dusted yourself off and tried, tried, tried again.

    I think the Youtube videos are a great idea and break up the words in a good way. The content of the videos are great, the Video Maker FX review is interesting, I have never heard of it and it looks like a great value.

    You really have done a great job in sharing, inspiring and promoting!

    To your continued success!

    Anna Marie

    • Peter

      Hello, Anna Marie. Thank you for your comments and I am pleased you have enjoyed the post. I hope you also enjoy the eBook that is coming your way as my thank you to you for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Rolands

    Great article! I completely agree with this mindset. I am young and I still have a lot to learn but my mindset is always to try until I succeed. I never knew these facts about millionaires and that just shows that they are not rich because of luck but because they fail and learn to become better.

    • Peter

      Hello, Roland. Yes, exactly!

      Because before you (or anyone) can really win big you nearly always have to fail, fail often and sometimes you have to fail big. The ONLY way you can absolutely and permanently fail is to do just that – QUIT. Everything else is just a stepping stone along the road to success.

      Thank you for your comments 🙂

  • Sangeeta

    Hi Peter, awesome quotes and facts are here in the post. I feel that these will work to change thoughts to positive direction and if someone follow these rules will must get success.
    I like and follow the fact of life that before seeing the success, most of us have to go through dips of unsuccessful until we hit a big success.

    • Peter

      Hello Sangeeta Thank you for your comments and yes that is so true, failure is the precursor to success so it’s OK to fail so long as we don’t give up. To your success. 🙂

  • Tanya Z

    Your review is just amazing ! I am actually looking for a platform where i can learn about online marketing. The information is very helpful and motivating. Many people know that online business exists but unfortunately they quit very fast because it is not that easy as they thought.
    I will be waiting for the new posts, Thx

    • Peter

      Hello Tanya I am pleased you have enjoyed my posts and happy you are looking forward to reading more. Thank you for your comments 🙂

  • Mike

    Very uplifting piece Peter.
    I also have failed and found it very troubling to get back up and try again. Although I had fallen into the normal 9-5 routine. I really never quit thinking about all the success and how I enjoyed it so much. Everything from the way people spoke to me to the feeling of accomplishment I felt every minute of every day. I think it was just the confidence that gave me that feeling and as I try to climb back up that ladder, I do find it harder to take risks that before I would not have even blinked at.
    Anyway reading your piece has really inspired me to step it up a little.
    Thank You Sincerely,
    Mike

    • Peter

      Hey Mike I am pleased you enjoyed the post, unfortunately in life we are NOT told that failure is the precursor to success and what often happens after we experience failure, we give up because we are made to feel like a loser especially by those around us.

      So it’s hard to get back on our feet but it can be done as soon as we realise that it’s OK to fail, so long as we don’t give up. Thank you for your comments and to you future success 🙂

  • Alyssa

    Hi Peter,
    Love those statistics about millionaires and the frequency with which they lose everything, how many ventures they started until finding the big one, and the average age at which they realize their millions. Now, I don’t feel so bad :). I’ve “dabbled” three times and just didn’t find the right fit for me, and I was starting to feel like a bit of a flake. No, I’m just failing forward fast to success! BTW, I have that video bookmarked on my browser. I listen to it in the mornings when I get up early so I can put in two hours on my business before I go to my day job.
    Alyssa

    • Peter

      Hello Alyssa Pleased you liked it and you got some value from the post and failing forward is the perfect attitude to have so you are definately on your way to success. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  • Riaz Shah

    I agree with you on this one Peter,
    I used to be scared of failure but after running away for so long, I decided to take a leap of faith… and failed.

    But I was glad because from there, I learned something that not many people know. Only after that I was able to grow my business.

    In life, it is better to try than to regret not doing. These are the words I live by and it is something I hope many people would keep close to their hearts when deciding on a huge life commitment.

    • Peter

      Hi Riaz Yes as did I Thank you for your comments and I pleased you found the post agreeable. Thanks for dropping bye 🙂

  • Jen Langley

    Hi Peter,
    Wow, you have an incredible amount of superb material here on your site. Not just this post, which I love, but your entire site is full of important info that will help so many people.

    I just wanted to say thanks for writing “Don’t Be a Quitter, Be a Failure Instead.” I know Walt Disney was once told he didn’t “have enough imagination.” Imagine if he would have quit! We would have no Disneyland. Also, I know that Clint Eastwood was told he didn’t have “the look” to be an actor, he eyes were too squinty or something like that. He is one of my favorite actors and I think an excellent one.

    I bookmarked your site and will be visiting it often-thanks for sharing your knowledge and have an excellent weekend.

    Jen

    • Thank you Jen. Yes there are many examples of people failing before every having any kind of success and too often we forget that and think that to fail is a bad thing. Yet in truth we need to fai in order to succeed. Pleased you enjoyed the post. Appreciate you leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Teresa

    Hi Peter. I said I would come back to read your post. Thanks for the content. I especially like your lines…
    ” So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get your failures out of the way so you can go on to becoming a success yourself. Don’t be afraid of failure,” It suggests it IS equally important.

    I once went to a seminar of a billionaire named Bill Bartman who gifted gold coins to the participants.
    Along with his website etched into the coin, one side reads….never be awed by SUCCESS
    and the flip side of the coin… never be daunted by FAILURE He told a story of carrying that coin in his pocket, so just the presence of it would be his reminder… to NEVER quit nor give up.

    Teresa

    • Hello Teresa. Yes I meet Bill Bartman (the unknown billionaire) a few times when I was doing the speaking thing in the US. He has some great motivational stories,is a good speaker with an interesting life story. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Andria

    “Don’t be a quitter, be a failure instead” These words will stick with me for a very long time. Love it!

  • Shawn

    Hi there!
    You know what I say, success is just a failed failure and you can not fail at failure by quitting. 🙂

    Shawn>>

  • John

    Peter,
    Don’t forget Theodor Seuss Geisel in your story. A lot of people stop just before making anything if the work is too hard. The successful people keep going even if the work is hard and it does not look like the goal is getting closer. Don’t be a quitter because success is just around the next corner.
    John

    • Thank you John, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss the writer of very clever childerns’ books. Yes so many people give up just before success knocks on the door, Thanks for your comment 🙂

  • Katie

    really enjoyed your article very thought provoking and is inspiring, and I agree it is better to be the failure than a quitter, because we only truly fail when we stop trying

  • Janette

    Hello Peter,

    My family would sit at the table playing games especially during the winter weekends. My little brother would get upset. My Dad would say, “Don’t quit, because quitters never win!” “You cannot change the past, and the past is not your future!
    Great blog!
    Thanks,

    EJ

    • Hello and thanks for the comment. Yes your Dad was right its not new wisdom but it good to be reminded of it sometimes. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment 🙂

  • Judy

    Hi Peter,
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I wish I would get done with all my failures so that I could succeed, at least once. Thanks for your encouraging words. I liked reading about the famous people who have failed, but then found their path. It’s possible, just have to keep trying. 🙂
    Judy

    • Hello Judy, We can all be famous just by never quitting (that’s what made them famous) Thanks for your comment. Appreciate you reading the post. 🙂

  • nelio

    G’day mate thank you,sometime’s you do have doubts but you are right keep going forward and you will be a winner thanks again

  • Jerry

    An excellent post and something to learn from for us all. Of course we cannot all be millionaires, but it is the best thing to never quit. Cheers, Jerry.

    • Thank you Jerry We are already living like millionaires compared to the people of say 100 years ago. But yes never quit thanks for the comment 🙂

  • dlansing

    Wow, what an inspirational article Peter! Failure is never the end of the road unless you quit that is!

    dominic

  • Brian Smith

    Don’t quit as you don’t know just how close you are to winning. Great Job Peter!

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