I, myself, have had many failures and I’ve learned that if you are not failing a lot, you are probably not being as creative as you could be – you aren’t stretching your imagination.
We define ourselves too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Build confidence and momentum with each good decision your make from here on and choose to be inspired.
I’ve done my best, and I begin to understand what is meant by ‘the joy of strife’. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.
Just because you fail once, it doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself because if you don’t, then who will? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas J. Watson
“Failing sucks. But it’s better than the alternative.”
“Not even trying.” Now he did look at me, straight on. “Life’s short, you know?”
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.