The only risk of failure is promotion


“I was afraid of being a failure, of not having the best time or of being chicken. But every year I get older I think, What was I fearing last year? You forget. And then you move on.” – Sandra Bullock

“Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.” – Kevin Costner

“You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.” – Simon Cowell

“I’m not the first to say that failure, when approached properly, can be an opportunity for growth.” – Ed Catmull 

“Fear of failure is not sufficient justification for not pursuing what you want to do.” – Ryan Normandin

“Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way.” – Ed Catmull 

“When it comes to creative endeavors, the concept of zero failures is worse than useless. It’s counterproductive.” – Ed Catmull

“Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.” – Alain de Botton

“Don’t worry about failure – you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston 

“In a fear-based, failure-averse culture, people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk. They will seek instead to repeat something safe that’s been good enough in the past. Their work will be derivative, not innovative. But if you can foster a positive understanding of failure, the opposite will happen.” – Ed Catmull

“People driven by a pursuit that puts them on the edges are often not on the periphery, but on the frontier, testing the limits of what it is possible to withstand and discover.” – Sarah Lewis

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson 

“We don’t need to celebrate failure. We do need to make it safe to admit failure – that’s how we learn from mistakes.” – Adam Grant

“Failure doesn’t define you. It’s what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.” – Sabaa Tahir 

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

“When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.” – Louis Binstock

“There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.” – Colin Powell

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk 

“The only risk of failure is promotion.” – Scott Adams 

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.” – Charles C. Noble

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