Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Calm down - you are not a failure

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

"If you're doing your best, you won't have any time to worry about failure."

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” - Henry Ford

The greatest secret of all success is patience. And the greatest secret of all failures is impatience. Failure means delay, not defeat.

“There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit.”

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, "I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I am a failure." - S.I. Hayakawa

"Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet." - Robert Schuller

The cause of most failures is malnutrition of purpose, desire or persistence.

Photo by kendrick taken from this source

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La Chanson de Phoenix said...

This post really makes me think of how destructive the fear of failure can be in our lives.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,

Thanks for your valuable thoughts! Indeed fear of failure is very destructive.

We do need lots of patience and repeated tries to defeat the fear of failure.

Best Wishes