30 Iconic Quotes To Help You Overcome The Fear Of Failure

1. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

— Thomas Edison

2. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

— Winston Churchill

3. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

— Robert F. Kennedy

4. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.”

— Henry Ford

5. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

— Confucious

6. “There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

— Oprah

7. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”

— Tony Robbins

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

— Michael Jordan

9. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”

— Eloise Ristad

10. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

— C.S. Lewis

12. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

― J.K. Rowling

13. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

― Paulo Coelho

14. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

― Maya Angelou

15. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

16. “Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”

― Marilyn Monroe

17. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

18. “We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”

― J.M. Barrie

19. “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”

– John Green

20. “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.”

― Jason Mraz

21. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

― Ken Robinson

22. “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

23. “My grandmother once told me, ‘Don`t let failure go to your heart and don`t let success go to your head.’”

— Will Smith

24 .“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”

— Denis Waitley

25. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

–Vincent van Gogh

26. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

— Richard Branson

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

— Woody Allen

28. “A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.”

― Jillian Michaels

29. “I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.”

― Yohji Yamamoto

30. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

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