Thomas Edison put it best, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
This my dears is exactly the mentality we all need to succeed. You grow from each time you fail and you find strength in each rejection. Failure gives you the opportunity to look at whatever you have just done and see where you can make it better.
Confusius make a good point in “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Confucius
Can you imagine what it takes to accept failure? Of course anyone who has been successful has a long history of failing and moving forward beyond the disappointment that comes along with it. Just as we never understand the meaning of happiness without having suffered sadness we will never appreciate success in anything we do without having first failed to learn what not to do.
“Success is measured by how high you bounce when you hit bottom” – George S. Patton
Hitting rock bottom has been motivation for millions of people. We never want to return to that place in our lives again and fight to keep our heads above the water. Giving up is never an option. Push forward and wait for the bounce.
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
I do not know a single person who hasn’t heard the name of Nelson Mandela. If anyone knew anything about falling down but never giving up this was one who did. With each action there is an equal reaction. Action: Fall, Reaction: Get back up and fight.
Success after failure inspires faith, leadership, growth, motivation, and strength to never give up.
Fear can be a wicked thing. Fear can prevent us from achieving our dreams. And fear is natural. What we do with that fear is the most important decision we will ever make.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
This certainly gives food for thought. If we fail it gives us the opportunity to look at things from a new perspective, more intelligently of course, but also with an open mind that can be endless.
I have retrieved these quotes from EVERYDAY POWER
50 inspirational failure quotes about getting back up
There are many more on the page that I’ve enjoyed and it is a go to when I’m lacking motivation or feeling down on myself due to failure. I encourage you to find your favorite quote, memorize it, post it everywhere you can see it, and live by it.