21 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Overcome the Fear of Failure

One of the biggest fears people have in their lives is failure.

Afraid they won’t succeed if they try something new.

Fear that they might never “make it” doing what they are passionate about.

Fear that keeps them from following their heart.

Life is too short to let fear make big decisions for you, so here’s 13 quotes to help you overcome your fears:

  1. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
  2. “Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” Denis Waitley
  3. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent van Goghrisk_decision_uncertain_fear_1000px
  4.  “I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.” Nikki Giovanni
  5.  “No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.” Napoleon Hill
  6. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Theodore Roosevelt
  7. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  8.  “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Elbert Hubbard
  9. “Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.” James A. Froude
  10. “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.” Ambrose Bierce
  11. “Don’t be afraid of missing opportunities. Behind every failure is an opportunity somebody wishes they had missed.” Lily Tomlin
  12. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
  13.  “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
  14. “Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.” Virgil Thomson
  15. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” Steve Jobs
  16. “Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” Mia Hamm
  17. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide
  18.  “The only failure is not to try.” George Clooney
  19. “Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” Japanese Proverb
  20. “If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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  1. December 17, 2015 @ 12:19 pm Cameron

    Thanks for sharing, some very powerful messages there. I found the ones by Steve Jobs, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jordan and Virgil Thomson the most thought provoking



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