I wish I could’ve lived my life without making any wrong turns. But that’s impossible. A path like that doesn’t exist. We fail. We trip. We get lost. We make mistakes. And little by little, one step at a time, we push forward. It’s all we can do. On our own two feet.
That’s what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you’ve got. I’ve told you many times, ‘Cant do is like Dont Care.’ Neither of them have a home.
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Above all, no matter how many times you get hit, can you get back up?
Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.