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It is impossible to live without failing at something

“You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged.” – Ed Catmull

“When you make a mistake, you should learn to take a deep breath, grit your teeth, and then examine your own recollections of the mistake as ruthlessly and as dispassionately as you can manage.” – Daniel Dennett

“Try to acquire the weird practice of savoring your mistakes, delighting in uncovering the strange quirks that led you astray.” – Daniel Dennett

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

“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

“Being open about problems is the first step toward learning from them… We must think of the cost of failure as an investment in the future.” – Ed Catmull

“If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer.” – Alan Lewis

“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Woode

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” – Jim Rohn

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferriss

“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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

“Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.” – Harvey MacKay

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

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

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes — it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments.” – Alain Ducasse

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

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana

“Failure is painful, and our feelings about this pain tend to screw up our understanding of its worth. To disentangle the good and the bad parts of failure, we have to recognize both the reality of the pain and the benefit of the resulting growth.” – Ed Catcull 

“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” – Chris Hardwick

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.” – Mark Twain

“Success builds character, failure reveals it.” – Dave Checkett

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

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

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” —Michael Jordan

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” —J. K. Rowling

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