What if you fail?

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What if you fail?

What if you fail?

I encounter many people in the middle of a career transition who often find themselves in the “fear of failure” zone. What if I fail? Yes, and what if you do? What does that really mean? The “fear of failure” concept that they have created for themselves blocks them from moving forward.

Failure is all part of moving forward. It is only through trying new and different ways, through failing and falling, by accepting some risk and by finding the courage necessary that progress and success become reality. Of course hard work and persistence also play a very important role! 

Allow yourself to be inspired by some thoughts on failure from those who have moved forward and who have embraced failing as part of their success:

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

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

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
 Henry Ford

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

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”
 Eloise Ristad

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.”
 John Wooden

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
 Robert T. Kiyosaki

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
 Mark Zuckerberg

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

Take the courage to embrace failure courageously as you move forward. Afraid that you might fail? Let’s talk about it. (Contact me)

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