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Are You A Loser Or A Failure?

What’s the difference between being a failure or being a loser? It’s pretty simple. People who fail learn from it and try again.

And Losers quit.

Which are you? Decide now. I’m here to smack you in the face hard. Ready?

  • So the last project you had didn’t work that great? The loser gave up. The failure tried again.

  • You made a mistake at your job or with your spouse and you’re being punished for it? The loser figures there’s nothing she can do. The failure learns from it and fixes it.
  • Look, if you’re going to run your own business and be an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to understand these differences. Being a failure is not the same as being a loser.

    Show me one successful person who didn’t fail 1,000 times before they succeeded big. (Ok, a tiny few somehow manage to get lucky and do this, but you get my point).

    Ok, now get to work. Or are you a loser? You tell me.

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    1. Shawn Collins
      November 20, 2008 at 5:47 am #

      Hey Jim -This reminds me of something ex-Yankee pitcher and bestselling author Jim Bouton said in his keynote at Affiliate Summit a couple years back…“I’m convinced most people don’t fail; they simply stop trying.”But don't push the lazy and uninspired too hard – they make it easier for those of us who keep trying to succeed. ;-)

    2. MK (Casey) van Bronkhorst
      November 20, 2008 at 10:43 pm #

      Well said. Failure is the swift kick in the pants that, when felt, should move one a bit further along the path to success.

    3. SEO Test
      January 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

      I want to decide one. my decide here is I don't want to be a loser to lost everything that I have done before. Why need to quit from failure that can make you try and try again from what you fail right now…

      one thing here is never quit to learn from failure…

    4. Marie
      January 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm #

      I used to think they were similar and would whine to friends that I'm both.
      Apparently, I'm just a failure.
      But that's a good thing–because with failure comes learning and acceptance, and eventually, success.

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