Failure in life is inevitable.
And bouncing back from failure is the most fundamentally creative thing we can do.
By failing, learning and bouncing back from it is how we expand into the best version of ourselves.
And the best way to do that is to get comfortable with failure. It’s part of the path of success.
To help us get moving forward into failure, and cultivate the confidence we need to bounce back from failure, we’re going to look at some super inspiring quotes about failure.
Nicolaides in The Natural Way to Draw says:
“The sooner you make you first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.”
“It is not because things are difficult that you do not dare. It is because you do not dare that things are difficult.”
Tal Ben Shahar says:
“We have a haul of fame for achievers but we need a hall of fame for failures.”
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.“
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this—you haven’t.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
John W. Gardner
“We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure – all your life.”
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
George Bernard Shaw
“When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn’t want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.”
“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
Robert F. Kennedy:
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
Thomas Watson, Sr. (founder of IBM):
“The fastest way to succeed is to double your rate of failure.”