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I want you to FAIL

You will fail.

After that, you will fail again.

Don’t fucking complain about it.

Whether it’s business, game, or your liver. At some point, you will encounter obstacles that seem impossible to conquer. Most people quit. It’s a lot easier. When they get knocked down enough, they stay down. 

A guy approaches 100 girls are gets rejected every single time. He quits game and ends up as a sex tourist in Thailand.

A guy joins the gym and looses motivation by mid-February. He quits and joins Subway’s loyalty program instead, getting in extra foot-longs instead of extra reps.

A guy has a business idea he thinks will be successful, but it goes under and he ends up in debt. He quits and ends up on welfare.

Life is hard sometimes. But when things are down and you feel yourself getting depressed…that’s not the time to cry. That’s not the time to feel sorry for yourself—or blame other people or society. That’s the time you re-double your efforts and work harder than your ever have before. Unless you end up castrated or in a coma, there is something you can do about your situation. Try and find a silver lining. Even the shitest experience will teach you something and offer wisdom. Class is over. Hope you enjoyed Fuck You 101—now get the hell out!

No progress is made without failure. No pain, no gain. Hustle hard and know it’s never too late to make a difference.

Stop browsing internet articles and DO something.

Go out and fail. Then fail again.

I dare you.

14 Responses to I want you to FAIL

  1. thecaptainpower April 19, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Zolo, you are starting to sound like a true American!!! Good post..

  2. Max April 20, 2014 at 4:05 am #

    If it does not kill you – it will make you stronger….
    Failing and getting up again is the life cycle..success starts with getting up again.
    So many moments of glory but also even more times of licking wounds alone in the bushes… least in my own experience.

    Good short and to the point post Mark !

  3. G Ron April 20, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    You write about game and make it sound so easy to do.

    If understood correctly-
    You too had to fail a bunch of times to get to a high level of game?

  4. Socialkenny April 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Motivational. I expected a longer post but it was still worth reading.

  5. Terrific April 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Ever Try

    Ever Fail

    No Matter

    Try Again

    Fail Again

    Fail Better

    -S. Beckett

  6. Lonnt April 21, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    But sometimes people strike lucky from the get go and never taste the ugly feeling of failure. I think someone has been reading that Napoleon Hill book a bit too closely. lol

  7. monster221 April 22, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    nomad, i figured id let you know that your rss feed only shows the previews of the articles as listed on your home page, and no way to read the full articles from it. no idea if you are worried about it or if it is intentional or what, but doesnt hurt to bring it to your attention. anyway love the article.

  8. Phil April 22, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    There is one thing that you will never fail at in South East Asia and that is finding cheap beer to get your drink on!

  9. Andy Lynch April 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Oh wow! I bet nobody ever thought of that before.
    How profound!
    What a frigging cliché.
    Why don’t you try brilliant insights to the people who make Christmas crackers?

  10. 2 Mark The Mack April 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Great article – makes me realize its time to do the game hard and internationally. I’m new at game and ready to fail forward.

    Mark a Question…

    I love blondes and would like to know a City in Eastern Europe you could suggest to get an apartment for a month and run game?

    • Naughty Nomad May 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm #


  11. Lonny May 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    name idea for your new podcast: Naughty Notes.

  12. WL June 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    You’ve right on everything but for me often it’s really difficult .
    I had tried a lot of times and I reached a few successes (closures).

    What I should to do?
    I’m very discouraged and hopeless!…

  13. andreoho June 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm #

    A few months ago, my 22-year-old son suddenly went into respiratory arrest. He was rushed into an ICU where he then died of cardiac arrest. I failed BIG TIME. Where’s the silver lining in that?

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