Failure is often seen as a negative outcome, and as something to avoid, fear and even be ashamed of. Of course, everyone would rather succeed than fail. But, in truth, failure does not need to be the dreadful, unacceptable situation it is usually seen as. Failure can be just another step in the path to achievement, if it is approached and accepted in the right way. Let these quotes inspire you to overcome failure and use it to create success.


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

Fear of failure can hold us back from striving and trying for success. While staying away from challenges and not attempting new things will prevent the disappointment that comes with not meeting a goal, it also prevents the happiness that comes with success. Understand that you may fail, make peace with it and then try anyway.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Confucius

Everyone experiences setbacks and inadequacies. True success is not able getting things right every time, it is about regrouping, trying again and continuing to strive despite the obstacles.


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

Setbacks aren’t permanent and they aren’t the end of the journey. Each, failure teaches a new lesson and takes you one step closer to success. If failure is accepted as a learning opportunity it can be driver for success.


Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. — W. Clement Stone

What you learn or gain from failure all depends on your outlook. If you open your mind to the possibilities and are willing to view the situation in a positive light, you can create an atmosphere of learning and opportunity.


You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, any of your time, or any of your space. Johnny Cash

If though it is important to learn from mistakes and failures, you must more past them. Once you gain all the experience and knowledge you can from the experience, let it go and accept it as part of your story.