The Truth About Failure: What Can You Learn From Setbacks

What can we learn from failure?

FailureEveryone fails. Yes, including the most successful people in the world. If so, then why most people aren’t successful while others are abundant? Is there a secret?

Yes, there’s a secret. And the secret is, “there’s no secret”. Funny, right? But, really, there’s no secret. Successful people do not hide something from the majority.

So what divides social classes? Well, sadly, it’s how people handle setbacks.

At the beginning, everyone has a goal. But along the way, someone stops because s/he found that pursuing that goal is difficult. When s/he stops, the goal dies instantly. But those who persevere in time when winning seems to be impossible succeeded.

See, a mistake has two opposing effects on every one of us. Some quit when they fail, while others get motivated.

The reason why most people are not successful is that they don’t really understand what failure really is. Successful people know it exactly. In fact, they failed more than the average people. Why? Because successful people are real doers. They turn their plans into reality. And the more you spend your time doing something, your chances of committing mistakes are high.

Most people think that failure is bad. But it’s not. In fact, setback motivates successful people. Here’s the example.

In his post, Asad Meah compiled 35 inspirational quotes about failure. The article contains some of the most motivational quotes from successful people around the world.

Here’s the list.

1. “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Anonymous

1. “Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” Anonymous

2. “Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you.” Robert Kiyosaki

3. “Failure defeats losers but it inspires winners.” Anonymous

4. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

5. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” Jack Canfield

6. “There is nothing as failure, only learning experiences.” Anonymous

7. “Fail, fail again, fail better.” Samuel Beckett

8. “Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn you’ll never change.” Anonymous

9. “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.” Anonymous

10. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried.” Stephen McCranie

11. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

12. “Failure is the condiment that gives its flavor.” Truman Capote

13. “Fear regret more than failure.” Taryn Rose

14. “She was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.” Beau Taplin

15. “In order to succeed, you must be willing to experience failure.” Anonymous

16. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates

17. “Fail: First Attempt In Learning.” Anonymous

18. “Never let success get to your head; never let failure to get to your heart.” Anonymous

19. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can not accept not trying.” Michael Jordan

20. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Denis Waitley

21. “The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.” Anonymous

22. “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” Anonymous

23. “The bigger the failure, the greater the lesson.” Anonymous

24. “The only true failure is when you stop trying.” Anonymous

25. “Successful people don’t fear failure, but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from.” Robert Kiyosaki

26. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

27. “Failure is success in progress.” Anonymous

28. “Failure is nothing more than a chance to revise your strategy.” Anonymous

29. “What if you fail? You will. Then you move on.” Anonymous

30. “It’s not failure, it’s unfinished success.” Anonymous

31. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” Shah Rukh Khan

32. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson

33. “The failures and struggles of today will be the juiciest parts of your success story.” Anonymous

34. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure, it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” Robert H. Schuller

35. “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” Oprah Winfrey

What about you?

What setback means to you? Do you have secrets to your success?

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