Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut on your road to success?
Or worse … do you feel like you’ve hit a dead end?
Or even worse … perhaps you feel like you’ve taken a U-turn. Instead of traveling the road to success, you’re journeying down a path towards failure.
The good news is failure doesn’t have to be final. If you learn and grow from it, it can become a step forward on your road to success. In fact, my definition for the word FAIL is First Attempt In Learning.
Failing Forward on Your Road to Success
If you’re like me, you’ve read a lot of blog posts and books on failing forward. Over the years, I’ve collected quotes on how to turn a misstep into success, and below are some of my favorites. I hope these success quotes encourage you today:
The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes … otherwise, he is sure to be mediocre.—Peter Drucker
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. —George Bernard Shaw
You always pass failure on the road to success. —Mickey Rooney
People fail forward to success. —Mary Kay Ash
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. —Napoleon Hill
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure … In life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. Are you going to fail forward or backward? —John C. Maxwell
All of these are inspiring success quotes. But when it comes to inspiration, nothing hits me more than being reminded of how many historical figures overcame their failures to gain access on their road to success.
If You’ve Never Failed, You’re Probably Not Traveling The Road To Success
Failure is part of life. If you don’t fail at anything, you probably aren’t stretching yourself enough to experience real success.
Take a risk. Stretch yourself. Live it forward and lean into your success. If you mess up, it’s not the end of the world. Learn from your mistake and move on. Remember, to FAIL simply means it’s your First Attempt In Learning how to travel your road to success.
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