Failure is Highly Underrated

We all make mistakes and we all fail. In fact, if you aren’t failing now and then, you aren’t pushing your limits.

If you never fail, you will never know how far you could have gone. Therefore, failure is highly underrated.

The only way to greatness is through adversity.

Failure is not trying to achieve a goal. Failure is not picking yourself up when you don’t meet the expected goal. Failure is the attitude you assign to an event.

Seeing yourself as a failure is self defeating. You are not a failure, even if you have failed to meet a specific goal.

Being afraid to fail and therefore not trying to achieve a goal is failure. Trying, missing, and learning from an experience is living life to its fullest.

When you do not achieve a goal, you need to forgive yourself for not achieving, congratulate your self for giving it all that you had and the courage to try, learn all that you can from it, and set new goals. And remember, “That’s okay.”

Sixteen Spectacular Quotes

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” Zig Ziglar (Don’t you love his name?)

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic evert . . . Failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.” Jim Rohn

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.” Mike Ditka

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

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.” Ellen Degeneres

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” Norman Vincent Peale

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” Dale Carnegie

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” George S. Patton (I really like this one. Tigger would say that it’s tiggerrific.)

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Huxley

A fall from a third floor hurts as much as a fall from a hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.” Paulo Coelho (Okay, so one you might survive and one you’d die, but you get the picture.)

It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” George Burns

To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope

It’s all in the attitude.” Mushu in Disney’s Mulan


About Faye Lynn

Barefoot and Breathless is a contemporary romance, chick-lit, women's fiction novel about a single mother looking for love, dealing with her son's growing independence, overcoming a past abusive relationship, trying to stay true to her morals, and teaching in a public at-risk school. It's a light, fun read with a writing style of Rachel Gibson meets Janet Evanovich. Like the heroine in Barefoot and Breathless, I'm a teacher, yogi, and single mother. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and I look forward to reading your comments. Carpe Diem, Faye Lynn
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