Note on the ongoing series: I have always believed that quotes encapsulate concepts that are a catalyst for great insights and introspection. As such I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes on various topics along with some brief commentary. For this episode, we will focus on FAILURE.
Intellectually, we all know that adversity, if survived, builds strength. One of the hardest parts of failure is not necessarily learning a painful lesson but being able to suffer for a bit.
I have always believed that you need to be able to lose if you want to win. For the dreamer that is willing to take a risk, occasional failure is inevitable. Some perspective – and dare I say even some desire – to occasionally fail and learn from it will prepare us for the inevitable challenges ahead as we seek to do extraordinary things.
And so, I present a few quotes for you to consider:
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Edison
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” -Henry Ford
“Calm seas don’t make skillful sailors.”?-Michael Ryan on April 15, 2003 at Goldman Sachs – during a difficult economic time.
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