One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
–Henry Ford A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself. –Georges Clemenceau
Shared by @DelWilliams on Twitter.
I’m sharing these quotes because I’m still campaigning to redefine failure.
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I have thoroughly looked forward to (I started to say “enjoyed” but I don’t really “enjoy” the thought of failure) these posts on redefining failure. They have caused me to take another look at my life.
I have lived much of my “chronologically experienced” life terribly afraid of failure: in school, in marriage, in business, with my children. I have often been paralyzed by the fear of failure. I have often endured a situation long after I should have “cut and run.”
This series of posts has greatly liberated me in an area I previously had little hope that I could change. I just thought I was doomed to live with the fear.
Thank you, Becky. Keep it up. I may become a whole person yet.
People often say that success is a journey, not a destination. I prefer to say that failure is the journey, success the destination.