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Motivational Monday: Famous Failures

A few weeks ago, I posted a video about Michael Jordan's failures. In it, he shared exactly how many baskets he's MISSED in his long career. Obviously that resonated with a lot of you if the number of comments is any indication.

If you missed it, you can watch it here: Michael Jordan Failures.

Today, I'd like to share some more failures. These “failures” include Lucille Ball, Abraham Lincoln, and several other names that you may have heard of. 😉

Here's the video. It's a little over a minute long, so I won't take much of your time.

I believe that failure is one of the keys to success. That's why I ask every guest on my Online Business Success Podcast the question “Have you ever made a mistake in your business?” You  know they all say “YES!”

If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough!

Fail BIG so you can WIN big, too.

((hugs)) and high-fives! Now get back to work. 🙂

I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.

  • justin locke

    well it is surprising how many people talk about the importance of failure, yet it still remains a dark subject. so my 2 cents, instead of thinking, “well, failure is this awful thing but you can still overcome it,” i suggest (in my “Principles of Applied Stupidity”) that you actually think of failure as a GOOD thing, as something to look forward to, as it is an essential part of any meaningful new enterprise. shame in not being perfect the first time, and the attendant enervating “failure avoidance,” is something we learn. the trick is persistence in -failure recovery-, as failure is an inevitable stage of acting on true inner desire and new endeavors. so much easier if you ignore the teachings of those who can’t deal with being imperfect beings. –jl

  • The Mom

    I’ll share this personal story (sorry Nicole)…

    Nicole’s nursery school teacher called me in with the sad fact that Nicole would never be a success. She really wasn’t joining in, sort of sitting off to the side. It looked like our little Nicole would never be a leader.

    Apparently what this nursery school teacher viewed as a failure was actually Nicole’s way of observing her classmates and making mental notes about their behavior. In her good time, she would put what she learned by her observations to good use, living her life in a variety of leadership positions, from childhood into adulthood.

    One person’s view of a “failure” may be another person’s way of learning.

  • Arika

    How will we ever get better if we never fail?

  • Kevin "Mr Ebay" Johnson

    Great Video Nicole!! Over the weekend I watching “Meet the Robinsons” a Disney movie with the kids. There was a great scene where the main charater Lewis had just failed at trying to fix a gadget and immediately the Robinson Family “Congradulated him” for his failure!!! Its a classic scene that need to practiced more in real life!

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