When you get a chance, pick up a copy of Failure: The Secret to Success by friend Robby Slaughter. Robby has put together a great guide on failing successfully so that you can learn and grow from your failure. I can’t do the book justice – there are incredible anecdotes from some of the greatest leaders in industry.
However, I would like to share some of the failure quotes from the book to inspire you:
The knowledge gained from failures is often instrumental in achieving subsequent successes. In the simplest terms, failure is the ultimate teacher. David Garvin
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
Failure underscores the need to take chances. The cliche is right: If you take no risks, there will be no rewards. And if you are taking risks, almost by definition, you are going to fail at some point. Jeff Wuorio
I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work. Thomas Edison
No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. Donald Foster
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. Neils Bohr
We can only make fantastic advances in technology through many failures. Takeo Fukui
Those who succeed tend to be the ones who allow themselves to fail. Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
Rule #1: you have to learn to fail, to win. David Sandler
Here’s a fantastic video from Honda with the same name, discussing Honda’s failures throughout the years.