Failing forward to success

Last Update: June 16, 2016

I have been feeling a little bit discouraged about all the mistakes I have made since I began this journey. However, I have realized that it's not the making of mistakes that's my problem - it's how I react to them and what I have learned in the process that's important.

Here are some quotes I found to help me think about failure in the right way.

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery" - James Joyce

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

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

"Failures, repeated failures, are fingerposts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success." C.S. Lewis

I can choose to focus on my failures or I can choose to learn from them and move another step forward towards success.


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Calmkoala Premium
Yup, I agree with Henry! Thanks :)
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks for commenting!
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theresroth Premium
Excellent approach, Erica, I am discovering the same in so many walks of life.....
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Ericabried Premium
Yes, Therese, this does apply in so many areas.
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Ecowarrior Premium
Great attitude and I believe that you gain great knowledge from mistakes, so embrace the lesson and move on to better things!
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks! I will definitely not give up.
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stevecox Premium
PERFECT attitude !
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks!
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JudeP Premium
I always try to choose learning from them Erica. Thanks for a thoughtful post :)
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks for commenting, Jude.
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