The Fear of Failure

“If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.’
Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas A. Edison

I suppose that sounds rather New Agey, but anytime I am feeling like I have failed to succeed I try to take a look at these two quotes. Actually there are a bunch of others that I like to read, but I didn’t have time to include all of them.

And that leads me to my next point/comment. The moments that I find that I am most disappointed with myself are tied into the fear of failure, not failure, but the fear of it. It is much easier to live with knowing that you tried than to say that you never did.

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6 Comments

  1. Debbie February 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    True. Also true is the fact that many people will not even try for fear of failure. What a waste.
    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  2. Debbie February 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    True. Also true is the fact that many people will not even try for fear of failure. What a waste.
    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  3. The Misanthrope February 28, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Very true!

  4. The Misanthrope February 29, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Very true!

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