The FairyTALE Behind Famous Failures

I’m going to uncover an illusion that almost all of us get swept up in. The widely reposted Famous Failure stories that keeps us encouraged is an illusion.


You’ll wanna read this one to the end.


You know why the man who lost his job at the local gas station, but got hired by Wal-Mart and promoted to a manger within 6 months is not in this photo? Because he wouldn’t be of any value you to you.

But for 97% of you, he should.

Oprah wasn’t some chick in college who lived the traditional college life aiming to be the most well known and well dressed person on campus. She didn’t live it up and became who she is today.

She was the kid you never seen outside the classroom who got all A’s. She was the only black person at a national contest beating out every single opponent.

Steve Jobs never took a day off since age 13. I’ll stop there.

MJ practiced after practice, and he practiced when there wasn’t any practice. He played throughout games while he was sick. It sounds like nothing, but how many times have you called out of work sick? Right…

Albert, he, he was crazy deep into his study. Crazy! He didn’t watch tv shows, or went to dance parties, or wondered about his partner or a partner. Seriously. Lol

You see, at the general level these people were the best and to be great they did not worry or pay attention to the things that didn’t matter – the news, their wardrobe, gossip, haters, or resistance.

Failure has levels too.

Remember that guy from the local gas station that lost his job? No? Well some of you should.

Tai Lopez says we have goals and visions, and most people confuse the two. Stop setting your vision, the people in the photo who we know them to be today, as your goals.

Depending on what level you’re at, it’s too far of a reach.

The 1st step into achieving greatness is to be real with who you are RIGHT NOW.

Instead of trying to make a million out the gate, try making an extra hundred or two hundred residually. Work your way up to the million.

Tai also mentions a quote that says, “The man who chases two rabbits catches none.”

You gotta pick one. One route, one goal, and one vision.

Figure out who you want to be.


Fail famously by beating it into the ground nonstop.

And repeat.

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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

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