Our fear of failure can get the best of us, if we let it. While our dreams fuel our motivation, doubts and insecurities also hinder us from doing our best and trying again. But there’s no shame in failing. If nothing else, we should feel pride because we did something.
Fear of failure limits us because it crushes our courage and fills our heads with negativity instead of hope. You may be thinking that you’re not good enough to make something happen, but it’s actually you who’s holding yourself back – because you’re afraid.
Success doesn’t hinge in competence alone. It also lies in your belief that you’re capable of greatness simply because you’re fearless. Still, being bolder in your attempts is easier said than done. We need all the support and encouragement we could get.
That’s why we’ve compiled these fear of failure quotes for you to feel inspired and uplifted.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear. – Jack Canfield
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent van Gogh
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. – Jason Mraz
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce
You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. – Maxwell Maltz
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient. – Swami Sivananda
Failure is when you talk yourself out of becoming something amazing. – Rudy Francisco
I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion. – Yohji Yamamoto
Don’t let the fear of failure stop you; the world needs your greatness. – Emmanuel Apetsi
We are all failures- at least the best of us are. – J.M. Barrie
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? – John Green
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Richard Branson
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. – Zig Ziglar
Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden
The phoenix must burn to emerge. – Janet Fitch
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
Fear regret more than failure.
Don’t fear failure—not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. – Bruce Lee
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. – B.F. Skinner
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. – Sumner Redstone
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. – Edwin Land
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. – Michel de Montaigne
Life is full of screwups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existance. – Sarah Dessen
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem
I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise. – Abraham Lincoln
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. – C.S. Lewis
It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in. – Mackenzi Lee
If something is important enough, you should try even if the probable outcome is failure. – Elon Musk
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