The Real Secret to Success is Failure

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Greg Warner is CEO and Founder of MarketSmart, a revolutionary marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more for less. In 2012 Greg coined the phrase “Engagement Fundraising” to encapsulate his breakthrough fundraising formula for achieving extraordinary results. Using their own innovative strategies and technologies, MarketSmart helps fundraisers around the world zero in on the donors most ready to support their organizations and institutions with major and legacy gifts.

success1. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
 
2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
 
3. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley
 
4. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” – Ellen DeGeneres
 
5. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
 
6. “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
 
7. “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
 
8. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C.S. Lewis
 
9. “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
 
10. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
 
11. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash
 
12. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar
 
13. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” – J.K. Rowling
 
14. “Count your failures. Each one takes you one step closer to the attainment of your goals.” – Greg Warner

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16 responses to “The Real Secret to Success is Failure”

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

  2. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

  3. I think these quotes can only be appreciated by those of us who have lived long enough to fail, successfully, more than one time! Thanks, Greg!

  4. I think these quotes can only be appreciated by those of us who have lived long enough to fail, successfully, more than one time! Thanks, Greg!

  5. Tom Ligare says:

    Living a full life includes successes and failures! There is no other way…

  6. Tom Ligare says:

    Living a full life includes successes and failures! There is no other way…

  7. Glynis Watts says:

    The Biblical story of the “Prodigal Son” is a great tale of hubris, failure and then success and acceptance. Key to this story is humility in admitting one’s mistakes and learning from them.

  8. Glynis Watts says:

    The Biblical story of the “Prodigal Son” is a great tale of hubris, failure and then success and acceptance. Key to this story is humility in admitting one’s mistakes and learning from them.

  9. Patrick Mahoney says:

    “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  10. Patrick Mahoney says:

    “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  11. Silvia Sauve says:

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  12. Silvia Sauve says:

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  13. GREGORIA REED says:

    It’s very thought provoking and full of insights! I like it.

  14. GREGORIA REED says:

    It’s very thought provoking and full of insights! I like it.

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