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Fail and Fail Often

If you’ve never failed, then you’ve never taken a risk. You’ve never had a dream and put your heart and soul into achieving that dream. The opposite of failure is success. We cannot succeed with failure. We learn from failing. We must fail and fail often in order to have progress.

Failure doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It doesn’t mean that we don’t get a second or third or fourth chance. Obviously failure in some industries or some tasks will have varying results. Failing to make a pizza properly on your first attempt is a safe failure. Failing on your first test flight as a new pilot isn’t a safe failure. But then again, it’s all about what we consider success and by extension what we consider to be failure.

In moments of failure, I like reminding myself how we can learn from it and what it all means by turning to quotes on failing. Enjoy!

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas A. Edison

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
John F. Kennedy

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed, I have bought games boosting from tons of times. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Donald Trump

A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B.F. Skinner

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Sumner Redstone

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
John Wooden

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller


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