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Failure is only when you stop trying

Failure is only when you permanently give up

“Failure is only when you permanently give up. If you learn anything and you apply what you’ve learned, failure is a stepping stone.”
– Tony Robbins


9 failure is temporary quotes

Hearing the same quote expressed in a slightly different way can lead to different insights.

1. Failure is only when you stop trying.
2. You never fail until you stop trying.
3. Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. – Henry Ford
4. Failure is only permanent where resiliency fails to exist. – Edmond Mbiaka
5. Failure is always temporary only giving up makes it permanent.
6. The only failure is not to try. – George Clooney
7. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. – Benjamin Franklin
8. I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. – Tony Robbins
9. You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Michael Jordan

You never fail until you stop trying quote meaning:

The idea behind this quote is fairly simple. But it’s emotionally hard.

We want the thing we’re working on to be successful.

When you spend a lot of time laboring, putting your sweat, money, and time in a project only for it to be rejected or not gain traction is just straight up hard.

It’s hard to imagine starting at ground zero. But the truth is you’re not.

The quote from Henry Ford, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” or as Tony says, “When you succeed, you party. When you fail, you ponder. And all greatness comes out of pondering.”

There different lessons that can be learned if you take to the time and honestly assess where you went wrong.

The story of Airbnb

Do you know what “b n b” stand for in Airbnb? Bed and Breakfast.

Do you know how the idea was conceived and tested?

There was a local design conference and they had noticed all the hotels were booked. They bought some air mattresses, quickly put together a site and accommodated the travelers.

Turns out strangers are willing to stay at other people’s home. Other people were also willing to rent out their space for extra income.

They didn’t need to raise money initially, they didn’t need a sophisticated interface and developer to design the site. They just needed proof of concept and to quickly and cheaply evaluate it.

Granted that’s not all there’s was to the story. They later had to overcome the chicken and the egg problem – critical mass of users looking to rent and enough listings to accommodate.

Thomas Edison has entered the chat…

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Edison is also famously quote for, “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”

This is a different mindset.

It’s one that’s forgiving and doesn’t take oneself to seriously.

You may want to ask yourself why you fear failure so much? Is it ego-driven? Are you tying your identity with succeeding?

You can exist outside what you do.

The story continues, life goes on and you are still here.

If you look at your life like a book, there’s still many pages and chapters unwritten.

It’s up to you how the end of your book will read.

Other Famous Tony Robbins Quotes:

inspiration or desperation quote

“In life you either need inspiration or desperation”
– Tony Robbins

major in minor things quote

“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.”
– Tony Robbins

if you want to be successful find someone who has achieved

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”
– Tony Robbins

passion is the genesis of genius

“Passion is the genesis of genius.”
– Tony Robbins

beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy

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– Tony Robbins

human being not human doing

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– Tony Robbins

it is never the events of our lives

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– Tony Robbins

success is the result of good judgement

“Success is the result of good judgement”
– Tony Robbins

a real decision is measured by the fact you've taken a new action

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– Tony Robbins


“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.”



“I can tell you the secret to happiness in one word: progress.”


Time Management quotes

“If you talk about it, it’s a dream. If you envision it, it’s possible. If you schedule it, it’s real.”

Self Discipline

“Complexity is the enemy of execution.”



“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”


Change Your Life Quotes

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”


“It takes no courage to be a pessimist, to say it’s not going to work”

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