How do you see failure? When you fail, as well all do, do you identify yourself as the failure? Or do you see yourself as a winner who learned a valuable lesson? Bob shares a few words of wisdom on this important topic. Later in the interview segment, he’ll be joined by the great Hall-of-Fame quarterback and Hall-of-Fame entrepreneur, Fran Tarkenton. He will help us understand how we can utilize the power of failure in order to become much more successful than we ever could without it. That and more in this episode!
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- Persistence in the aftermath of failure is absolutely key to obtaining any kind of significant success in this world.
- If you want inspiration to keep going in the midst of failure, look no further than inventors such as Thomas Edison and the Wright brothers, business leaders such as Walt Disney and Colonel Sanders, and authors Agatha Christie, Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield.
- The harder you fall, the higher you’ll bounce. Be proud of your blackened eye.
- The key is to learn from our failures and build upon our successes.
Interview with Fran Tarkenton
- Failure is not evil. The only way to succeed is to fail. The essence of success is that you have to do something.
- You’re a potential winner if you fail. If you don’t fail, you don’t have a shot.
- Fail intelligently. Don’t let a positive attitude get in the way of doing your homework.
- Reality asserts itself. You can’t move forward unless you see the signs that something isn’t working.
About the Book
The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Joe learns that shifting his focus from getting to giving — constantly and consistently creating value for others — leads to exceptional returns.
Rapidly going from national bestseller to global phenomenon, The Go-Giver has gained a devoted following with over a million copies sold. It’s utilized as a resource in major corporations to small businesses, in schools and churches, in book clubs, and more. Nearly a decade since its original publication, this timeless story continues to help its readers find fulfillment and greater success in business, in their personal lives and in their communities.
Bob, I really enjoyed this Podcast and love the focus on persistence as the response to failure on the path to success. Great hearing one of my favorites talk about how important failure is to achieving success – loved the Bud Grant story! So true my friend. Have a great day!
Thank you, Gary. Fran is definitely one of my favorites, as well. And, I love his Bud Grant stories! 🙂
Thank you Gary, I appreciated your kind feedback. Yes, Fran always shares such great wisdom wrapped in fantastic, entertaining stories. The Bud Grant one is a favorite of mine, as well. Thank you again!