Failure Breeds Success or Just More Failure?

According to a new article from the NYTimes, a Harvard study showed that failure typically meant more failure. Failure does not lead to success.

“If at first you dont succeed, it doesn’t matter that you tried.” Life lessons did not really mean anything. Its great that you tried, but you gained nothing and just failed again.

Any idea if there is a relationship to success in creating a business to that of a professional athlete or someone trying to simply win their AG?