If we're determined to succeed, we're bound to fail at some point. Failure is just a part of the process, and the most successful people in the world have learned to welcome failure and the lessons it brings.
That doesn't mean failing doesn't sting. A lot. Here are a few of our favorite quotes to help you over the hump of failure, and to remind you that nothing is wasted if you're learning.
"Failure is an option here. If things are not failing you are not innovating enough."
"Really, failure is actually one of the best ways we learn. When people succeed, they celebrate. When they fail, they ponder. They stop and think, What happened here? What could I have done differently? It’s only through self-evaluation that we learn how to make better decisions."
"It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.”
"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
"Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
Robert T. Kiyosaki
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well."
“My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice...she taught me that there is always a way around a problem — you've just got to find it. Keep trying doors; one will eventually open. She also taught me to accept failure as part and parcel of life. It's not the opposite of success; it's an integral part of success."
“We are all failures — at least the best of us are.”