Failure Quotes

You may be defeated, you may loss, you may be discouraged, but does that mean you have failed. Let these failure quotes remind you that there are benefits in failure and let them remind you what a true failure is and is not.


"If you accept failure as an opportunity to learn, it will change your whole perspective."
Opportunity   |  


"Failure is ceasing to try!"
Edgar A Guest
Failure   |  


"Failures are made only by those who fail to dare, not by those who dare to fail."
Lester B. Pearson
Quotes about Taking A Risk   |  


"The way a man plays a game shows some of his character. The way he loses shows all of it."
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Character   |  


The most important element in the failure equation is your
 personal commitment to keep trying. Catherine Pulsifer
"The most important element in the failure equation is your personal commitment to keep trying."
Catherine Pulsifer
Commitment   |


"Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical. Other people look at failure as an opportunity to revisit past decisions and to devise new strategies."
Catherine Pulsifer
Optimistic Quotes   |  


"Sometimes, we're afraid we'll fail. At other times, we're subconsciously afraid we'll succeed because we are fearful of the consequences of our achievements."
Romuald Andrade, Procrastination
Achievement Quotes   |  


"Successful people see alternatives and are willing to try different ways. People who only see failure are unable to see another way and give up too easily."
Catherine Pulsifer
Success Quotes   |  


"Fear of success, fear of failure, lack of confidence - in my experience, these are the most powerful drivers of procrastination."
Mike Buffington, Hacking Laziness
Confidence Quotes   |  


"Failure is a part of life. From time to time you will fail at something. That does not mean that you should give up and never be happy."
Clement Getate, Your Cross to Happiness
Quotes about Being Happy   |  


"Poor control of your emotions can lead to making stupid mistakes or failures in your life."
Stephen Hall, Emotional Mastery
Life   |  


"Get rid of negative thoughts about your failures and mistakes. What you need to work on at this very moment is to concentrate and give your full attention on what is happening right now."
John Rogers, Motivation Secrets Book - How to Get Motivated Today And Turn Your Dreams Into Reality
Mistakes   |


"Failure to focus dilutes results. Paying full attention boosts your brain power, strengthens your synaptic connections, and creates the neural pathways that eventually turn your actions into your actuality."
Honoree Corder, Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results
Focus   |  


"You want to be completing your goal everyday, this is going to change the way you see yourself. No longer as a failure, but as someone who completes the things they set out to do."
Alex Altman, Skyrocket Your Self-Esteem
Motivation   |  


"Before we are able to take specific actions it is imperative to know exactly where we are going. Vague goals have a much higher rate of failure."
James O'Donnell, How to Become Patient: How to Build Patience and Remove Impatience
Goals   |  


"Wanting to always be perfect and procrastinating on tasks you see as challenging for fear of failure to achieve perfect results is a recipe for physical and emotional problems."
Brian Karr, A Self-Help Cure For Procrastination: 5 Highly Effective Strategies To Get Things Done
Procrastination   |


"I love to read stories about success, and the failures that lead up to that success."
Maxwell Stone, Are you still a Rat?
Inspirational Stories   |  


"Failure does not occur until I quit trying."
Creed McGregor, Daily Affirmations for Success and Happiness
Never Quit Quotes   |  


"When you think of yourself as a failure, you will become a failure."
Ryanne Knight, Success
Failure Is A Golden Opportunity  |  


"You are not afraid of failing. You know that as long as you are doing what you are supposed to do, you cannot call yourself a failure. Failure is an event; not a person."
Rahul Badami, Affirmations: 4 Reasons why Affirmations don't Work
Discouraged   |

"Public speaking is often cited by people as their greatest fear, and at the root of this problem lies the fear of being a public failure."
Frank Fields, Public Speaking Without Fear
Fear   |


"Failure to serve is like juggling more and more items in the air."
Paul Keller, Peace
Peace   |  


"It's difficult to examine times you have failed; but it's even more difficult to think about it and consider how you could have avoided failure if you were more resourceful."
Kylie Dunn, Living with Intent
Time   |  


"Having faith in yourself and God is nothing less than essential when it comes to combatting failure and unhappiness."
Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day
God   |  


"I was so bogged down by anxiety and stress that I didn't realize the value that failure provides."
Troy Johnston The Purposeful Mind
Purpose   |  

"An anxious person often feels the need to not just succeed, but have an outstanding success. Similarly, any flaw or mishap is interpreted a severe failure."
Scott Colter, Psychology: Positive
Stress   |  


"If you didn't succeed, it's just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failure and lessons along the way."
Eric Christian, Introvert
Inspirational Stories   |  


"Change is gradual, trying to change too many things at once is what leads to frustration and failure - instead, pick any one particular trait or characteristic that you would like to change and start working specifically on that."
Michael Andrews, Mindset
Work   |


"You, and only you, can choose the path that you take in life. Is this going to be a path of failure or success? That depends on the steps that you take and your willingness to make changes to the way that you live and think."
Brad Ryan, Self-Discipline: Self-Discipline of a Spartan
Change Quotes   |


"If the majority of investors are basing their investment decisions on how they feel, they are setting themselves up for failure. Sometimes emotions play tricks on us. Our feelings change like the wind changes direction."
Scott Carty; Paul Durso, Retire with Confidence
Decision   |  


"Failures are not a bad thing. As a matter of fact, they are just an evidence that human race are created not to be perfect."
Kellie Sullivan, Habits: 5O Best Habits To Create A Successful Life
Habit   |  


"And when you succeed or fail at something, ask yourself what it was about the strategies you employed, or the level of effort, that was behind it."
Martin Kaye, Self Esteem Mastery
Effort   |  


As long as we live, we will always be vulnerable to making mistakes; even people who you look up to also make mistakes. But what differentiates people that make it on top to those who are stuck at the bottom is how they bounce back up even after these failures."
Jennifer N. Smith, Self-Love: It Starts with Self-Love
Words of Encouragement   |  


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Favorite Quote about Failure:
"My grandmother never had a word for 'failure' in her vocabulary. She called it 'life lessons'." Svetlana Kim

Editor's Thoughts:
We love this quote from Svetlana's grandmother. What a different life you would have if you changed your attitude. If you eliminated the word "failure" from your vocabulary you would no longer feel defeated or unsuccessful. Let your attitude reflected the thought that you are learning a life lesson. With all lessons of life, if we pick ourselves up, start over, and apply what we have learned then we are actually letting life be our teacher. The next attempt should move us closer to the success we are looking for. When you look at people who just give up or quit they will have that failure with them for the rest of their life as they end up learning nothing. Some people don't even try a second attempt they just throw in the towel and walk away the minute they run into any challenges. So the next time you feel are failing, change your thought to a more positive one by telling yourself you are learning a life lesson, learn it, and continue to move forward.


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