Failure is something we can all relate to, no matter how you feel about it. Whether it’s being rejected from a job, or being dumped, losing a competition, or a thousand other scenarios, the old adage is true: You just can’t win over them all. Next time you fail, take these women’s words of wisdom to heart and in mind and remember that it happened to them, too.
“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.” –Cat Cora
“I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn’t. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully?” –Debra Winger
“We’re born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.” –Whoopi Goldberg
“ We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” –Arianna Huffington
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” –Maya Angelou
“Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.” –Alicia Keys
“Never be afraid of failure. And don’t stop yourself from doing something you want to do because of what others might think. Only you know yourself best.” –Suki Waterhouse
“You get so afraid of failure and so afraid of losing and so afraid of not being the best that it’s not a natural drive – it’s born out of fear of failure. Which helps in Hollywood.” –Gabrielle Union
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