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Monday, November 15, 2010

Fifteen facts about failure

1. The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure. ~ Sven Goran Eriksson

2. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell

3. Success doesn't make you and failure doesn't break you. ~ Zig Ziglar

4. Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is. ~ John C. Maxwell

5. Failure is success if we learn from it. ~ Malcom S. Forbes

6. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. ~ Abraham Lincoln

7. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. ~ Zig Ziglar

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

9. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. ~ Truman Capote

10. Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. ~ C.S. Lewis

11. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ~ George E. Woodberry

12. There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause

13. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~ Henry Ford

14. Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn't work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. ~ Roger Von Oech

15. Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing. ~ H. Stanley Judd

I have one question for you:
"Have you ever seen a toddler who learnt how to walk without failing/falling?" I pray your answer to that will change your perspective and response to’s just a stepping stone to get up and keep going.

I'm sure there are many more facts about failure, one more that I found extremely interesting was the flip side - according to John Ortberg (author of: If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat) -"Sometimes people are even more frightened of succeeding than they are of failing."

The bottom line is:
Fear of anything or anyone except the reverential fear of God is bad for your life.


  1. theses are all great quotes but i love this one
    Failure is success if we learn from it. ~ Malcom S. Forbes

  2. i love these quotes !!!

  3. Hi how are you today ? I am reading these Quotes about Failure. They are really good. You should never be a failure because if you are then you would acomplish anything...

    Sincearly April .

  4. these quotes are very true always try dont give up your not always ganna be the best at everything......