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Last Updated on August 6, 2019

30 Powerful Quotes On Failure That Will Lead You To Success

30 Powerful Quotes On Failure That Will Lead You To Success

No one can live their life without failing. I am not sure why people have such a fear of failure as it is a standard life experience we all must have. Failure as you will see from these 30 quotes is the key ingredient for the recipe of success!

Today’s society is obsessed with success and achievement and failure is definitely NOT part of the equation. Failure and making mistakes is hidden away or seen as a human weakness.

But be very wary of the messages you are being influenced by, when it comes to failure. If you avoid making mistakes in your life, struggle to do everything right and are obsessed with perfection and order, then living and experiencing a successful and happy life is going to be impossible to attain.

Reading through these 30 quotes, you will find a common theme about failure and that is – without failure, many of these people would not have been successful.

Embrace your failure whether it is one failure or many failures because with the right attitude, you are guaranteed a lifetime of success.

1. “Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.” — Anonymous

    2. “Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?” — Marilyn Monroe

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      3. “You always pass failure on your way to success.” — Mickey Rooney

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        4. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” — Chinese proverb

          5. “Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” — Robert Kiyosaki

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            6. What people think success looks like isn’t true.

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              7. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandion

                8. “Fear regret more than failure.” — Taryn Rose

                  9. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela

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                    10. “The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” — Paulo Coelho

                      11. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” — Napoleon Hill

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                        12. I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Alva Edison

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                          13. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

                            14. “The only thing that separates success from failure is one last attempt. Try one more time and you will get lucky.” — Apoorve Dubey

                              15. “Failure is a detour; not a dead-end street.” — Zig Ziglar

                                16. “In the real world, very smart people fail and mediocre people rise. Part of what makes people fail or succeed are skills that have nothing to do with IQ. Also, the idea that intelligence can be gauged by an IQ test is erroneous.” — Camille Paglia

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                                  17. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” — Oprah Winfrey

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                                    18. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling

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                                      19. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson

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                                        20. “Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” — Walter Scott

                                          21. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again. That is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

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                                            22. “There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” — José N. Harris

                                              23. “All people fail at certain instances in their lives, the only thing that makes them different is how they manage to stand up or how they choose to fail again.” — Unknown

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                                                24. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert Kennedy

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                                                  25. “Failure is good as long as it doesn’t become a habit.” — Michael Eisner

                                                    26. “If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful.” — Charles Barkley

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                                                      27. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.” — William A. Ward

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                                                        28. “Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons, from the failure. So that in the end, she didn’t fail at all.” — Maya Angelou

                                                          29. “Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.” — William Saroyan

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                                                            30. “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” — Charlie Chaplin

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                                                              31. “Don’t fear failure — not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.” — Bruce Lee

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                                                                10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                                                                10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

                                                                Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

                                                                But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

                                                                Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

                                                                1. Spend Time with Positive People

                                                                If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

                                                                Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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                                                                2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

                                                                When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

                                                                Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

                                                                3. Contribute to the Community

                                                                One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

                                                                Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

                                                                4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

                                                                Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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                                                                5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

                                                                You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

                                                                If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

                                                                There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

                                                                6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

                                                                It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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                                                                Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

                                                                7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

                                                                Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

                                                                For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

                                                                Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

                                                                8. Offer Compliments to Others

                                                                Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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                                                                9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

                                                                If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

                                                                Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

                                                                10. Practice Self-Care

                                                                Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

                                                                Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

                                                                Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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