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"I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed..." ~Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan has a way with words:

"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."

The source of that line is 30 inspirational entrepreneur quotes.

It reminds me of Winston Churchill's line,

"Success is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

Or as I blogged,

"Knocked down seven times, get up eight!"

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Now, get in there!

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If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new.

needed a quote like that today, thanks

Happily, Jeffrey. Being an entrepreneur means riding an emotional roller coaster.

But you don't have to ride alone, cause your 106 homies will be in the car with you -- screaming and puking :)

The key is not to ride alone. talks about Airbnb's struggles.

See also: Lessons from early LinkedIn.


That's kinda funny, because for years I have been telling people that every shot Michael Jordan missed, was another step in his success. Thomas Edison said that he di not look at any of his hundreds of attempts to invent the lightbulb as failures only learning tools towards getting the result. I say take the word failure out of our vocabulary!

I just read the book, The Talent Code. Highly recommend it. Explores hot beds of talent to examine what common themes exist amongst people who succeed... and demystifies the process

Actually, even has a lot of good insights. Thanks, Emily!

Well said. Thomas Edison tried thousands of filaments while failing to make a working long-lasting light bulb, and I believe the line is, “I never failed. I simply discovered 10,000 ways not to do it!”

‎"I have not failed. I've simply discovered 10,000 ways that don't work." ~Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) American inventor, scientist and businessman

You always say that.

Pruning threads might be a useful feature on ...

By the way, what do you think of my Gaga Painting?

"4sq is not 2 years of success, but 10 years of my failures" says @dens

I'm glad he pointed that out because on first glance it isn't obvious how much he struggled.

I'm referring to this line in the billion dollar valuations Convo.

"we're walking off the floor and Tex look at me and says 'you know, there's no 'i' in team'. And I said 'Tex, there's not, there's not an 'i' in team, but there's an 'i' in win.'"

There is a ME in team but I like the way you say it better, Ed.

Love. :-)

Love more, fear less.

Time for "Forty, rest, and motion", Adam?

Time for something, Udhay. Maybe time to try again.

How bad do you want it?

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