Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

Learning and Growing from Mistakes and Failures

Honoring the wisdom of taking risks, learning from our mistakes and failures, strengthening our resilience…

Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone.  Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.

– Tim McMahon

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

– Samuel Smiles

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.

– Phyllis Theroux

Never say, ‘Oops.’  Always say, ‘Ah, interesting.’

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

– Carl G. Jung

By seeking and blundering we learn.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.

– Weston H. Agor

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.  Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing your world.  You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

– Neil Gaiman

As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect.  Not every action will produce the desired result.  Not every action will work.  Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.

– Jack Canfield

Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving.  Without mistakes, how would be know what we had to work on?

– Peter McWilliams

Mistakes are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the handle or the blade.

– James Russell Lowell

A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker.  A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end.

– Anonymous

Mistakes are a part of being human.  Appreciate your ‘mistakes’ for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.  Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

– Al Franken

There are no mistakes.  The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they’re necessary to reach the place we’ve chosen to go.

– Richard Bach

Don’t be afraid to fail.  Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from our failures and go on to the next challenge.  It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.

– H. Stanley Judd

Success is moving from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill

Many times what we perceive as an error or failure is actually a gift. And eventually we find that lessons learned from that discouraging experience prove to be of great worth.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

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