Today I discuss how you can keep from failing
No one wants to feel like a failure. So how can you keep from failing?
When we don’t succeed at a task, we can feel like a failure. We have a tendency to focus on the negative and to think in terms of what we didn’t do or what we’re lacking.
For instance, I may feel down or discouraged because I’m worried about failing my permit test, or I may be worried about failing my diet, failing my college classes (or just failing my exams), or (if I’m a 16-year-old) I may be worried about failing my driving test.
When we experience failure after failure, we may develop the belief, “I keep failing at life,” or that somehow, “I keep failing God.”
Does that sound ridiculous? Well, to some people it may be all too real. But that belief conditioning can be undone. All it takes is a change in the way we perceive failure. Rather than thinking “How can I keep from failing,” we start thinking, “What did I learn from failing?”
In this video I talk about failure and whether you can avoid failure completely and still be successful.
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Quotes about failing
Here are some cool quotes I found dealing with failure. I hope you enjoy them and they help you to developa positive mindset when it comes to failure.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
– Julie Andrews
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
– Woody Allen
Success is not in never failing, but rising everytime you fall!
– Jonathan Taylor Thomas
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
– J. K. Rowling
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
– Benjamin Franklin
We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn’t make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.
– Joyce Meyer
You know what ‘FAILING’ stands for? It stands for ‘Finding An Important Lesson, Inviting Needed Growth.’
– Gary Busey
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
– Colin Powell
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas A. Edison
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
– John Wooden