The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough.
we’re so focused on not failing that we don’t aim for success, settling instead for a life of mediocrity. Failure and defeat are life’s greatest teachers [but] sadly, most people, and particularly conservative corporate cultures, don’t want to go there.
“The quickest road to success is to possess an attitude toward failure of ‘no fear.’ ”
One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone but outside of you.
Failure can act as a seed for two things: a road to despair or a springboard to growth. What grows out of the initial failure is entirely up to the person who “failed.”
It’s easy to become downtrodden and lose motivation when things don’t go as planned. Instead, use the failure as a mechanism to reset your perspective, make a mental change or embark on a new, much-needed direction.
Failure is necessary to shake things up. Otherwise, we would coast along comfortably but we wouldn’t make any quantum leaps.
Many of life’s failure are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison.