Experiencing failure is inevitable...
people make mistakes all the time,
but rarely are our mistakes or failures
catastrophic or fatal.
To be human is to make mistakes
and fail at some things,
but life goes on.
We should never equate our worth
by the failures which
may have occurred in our lives.
Failures are never a complete
representation of who we are.
Walt Disney was fired
by a newspaper editor because he...
and had no good ideas."
failure is where the magic is made.
Failure can press us
and give us greater determination,
strength, and insight.
Our failures can lead to
The failure of the caterpillar
is the birth of the butterfly.
The death of the seed
is the prelude to its resurrection.
Our failures can take us places
that we would not have seen
or experienced otherwise.
Through our failures we
can learn more than ever
about our strengths, talents,
Our failures can be
accidental realizations that
give us new perspectives
and greater vision.
Our failures can be the impetus...
the foundation for greater successes.
Embracing possible failure is key
to taking on a variety of challenges.
Our failures can catapult
us to new heights!
Our highest hopes are often delayed or
failures. Most delays and failures prepare
us for bigger and better things.
The “Negative” phases of failure
can actually perform a constructive
function. Failure can force us to accept
our loss and prepare us for the task of
rebuilding, and this rebuilding can yield
Our failures may contain in
its debris... all that we need in
order to perform our true
purpose in life.
It's not success or failure...
it's success and failure
that leads us to genuine
Most success stories have a shared foundation
in not succeeding in what they first attempted.
Most success stories share many botched first
attempts and errors which may have been the
key ingredient needed to give birth to higher
revelations and possibilities.
Failure is often the rock bottom foundation
that spurs us to real success. Some of the
world's most successful people experienced
massive failure before succeeding.
Many saw failure as an important stepping
stone. Just look at the lives of those who,
through hard work, guts, and perseverance
are now renowned for their achievements.
We must embrace failure as a necessary
step to unprecedented success.
When Sidney Poitier first auditioned
for the American Negro Theater...
he flubbed his lines and spoke in a
heavy Caribbean accent which made
the director angrily tell him to
stop wasting his time.
A young Henry Ford ruined his reputation
with a couple of failed automobile businesses.
When we take a closer look at the great
achievers, throughout history, we will notice
that they were able to see the lessons of the
experience and continue to push forward.
The capacity to err is crucial to human
cognition. To achieve any worthy goal,
we must take risks.
We may fail incredibly, or we
may succeed incredibly, but to
achieve our personal best,to
reach unparalleled heights, to
make the impossible possible...
we must not fear failure.
May the fear of regret become
your fuel to press on, and take
your rightful place in life.
There is no honest and true work,
with constant and sincere purpose,
that ever really fails.
Noble efforts can change lives. Noble efforts
can make seeming failures, but trifles.