Gapingvoid - new success


International Failure Day again! A fun website at “Day for Failure” is full of fun ways to celebrate like deliberately ruining a cake or taking a terrible picture. I’ve decided to share a quotation (from my massive collection) never before posted on the blog for every hour of this noble day…

  1. If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” — Steve Wright
  2. Adversity is like a strong wind. It…tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” — Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  3. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming” — Unknown
  4. "Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats." — Og Mandino
  5. "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." — Joseph Campbell
  6. "The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying." — Tom Hopkins
  7. Never deny yourself an experience just because it’s unknown or uncomfortable — it may just be a defining and wonderful part of your life.” — The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien:
  8. Güneşte yanmayan gölgenin kıymetini bilmez.” [Who has never been burned in the sun won’t know the value of shadow] — Turkish saying
  9. My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon.” — Japanese Poet Masahide
  10. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” —  Truman Capote
  11. What’s the best mistake you ever made?” — “How to Fail Wisely”, Fortune
  12. The road to success is paved with well-handled mistakes.” — Neiman Marcus from Eric Pretorious (thanks Bret)
  13. The only path to amazing runs directly through not-yet-amazing.” — Seth Godin, “Overcoming the impossibility of amazing
  14. Good judgment is usually the result of experience.  And experience is frequently the result of bad judgement.” — Architecture and Engineering Performance Information Center (AEPIC) at University of Maryland
  15. "Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind." — Aristotle
  16. "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better." -Samuel Beckett (thanks Eileen)
  17. "To me, a great leader has walked through the darkness of their own flaws and chooses therefore to interact in the spirit of love without fear with anyone who crosses their path." — Sandrit (thanks Phil Duoardo)
  18. “If I fail more than you, I win.” –— Addicted2Success
  19. “If you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time, you’re not aiming high enough.” — Alan Kay (thanks Aidan)
  20. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt
  21.  The most successful industry [information technology] of the last forty years has been built on failure after failure after failure.” — Tim Harford
  22.  He was not a very careful person as a mathematician. Me made a lot of mistakes in a good direction…I tried to imitate him but I found that it is very difficult to make good mistakes.” — Goro Shimura on Yataka Taniyama
  23.  Don’t fall in love with your solution — fall in love with the problem.” — Jeff deGraff
  24. A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." — Seneca


Gapingvoid - fear of failure