How many times have we walked away from a perfect thing without knowing it…?
Got this nifty little nugget from a new ABC show called Mixology. The backstory for this episode/quote is that a guy [since I forgot their names let’s call him Cam] meets a girl [let’s call her Alex] at a bar, they have chemistry (the very strong type), they decide to meet later that night and talk to each other a little more. However, as the episode progresses, Cam’s friends point out to him that he’s in love with love and just because they have chemistry it doesn’t mean he should pursue her. He feeds into his own insecurities and decides not to meet her when he notices her hug another man (her attractive co-worker)…
All of this is to say, that if we don’t dive headfirst into failure, how can we ever hope to succeed? Yes, Cam has been married three times before the age of 27, but who’s to say this bartender wasn’t his soulmate? Without some of the greatest people failing an incredible amount of times, we wouldn’t have Macy’s, the lightbuld, FedEx, or even Ford trucks! I’ll leave you with some uplifting quotes about failure. I just hope you take their advice and fail harder!
“Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. One fails toward success.” – Charles Kettering
“Failure provides the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
“The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” – Thomas Watson Sr.
“No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.” – Baudjuin
“I don’t believe I have special talents, I have persistence … After the first failure, second failure, third failure, I kept trying.” – Carlo Rubbia
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan