30+ Quotes that will Encourage You to Fail More OftenI see the fear of failure hold so many women back from achieving the success they want and deserve in their home business.


...sometimes it even prevents them from starting in the first place! 


I was at an event over the weekend full of people wanting a change. It was eye-opening. Most of them cited that they were afraid to start something new or to change as they feared what others might think of them if they did.


Am I the only one who thinks it's crazy to limit your future and stay miserable, in case someone else doesn't like it?


I'd like to share some wise words from Martha Graham: "What people in the world think of you is none of your business." How true is that?! If you think about it, what people think about what you are doing or not doing is their problem, not yours. You certainly shouldn't stay stuck where you are and do nothing for fear of it!


On that point, here's another great quote. It's some advice a colleague of mine, Kim Madsen, once shared: "Never take advice from someone who doesn't already drive your dream car!"


In reality, most people don't think of you at all. They are too wrapped up worrying about what other people might think of them! If they do have a thought about what you are doing, it's most likely to be fleeting.


So, now you're not worried about what others think - it's time to get out there, make a difference and set the world alight!


To do that successfully, you're going to have to fail a few times first so you can learn how to really get things done and have an impact.


To help you, here are some of my favourite quotes that will encourage you to fail more often.


Wise Words and #Quotes That Will Encourage You to Fail More Often! Click to Tweet


“I never lose. I either win or I learn.” Nelson Mandela


“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” Beyonce Knowles


“Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.” Unknown


“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” Julie Andrews


“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou-Quote


“Catch on fire if you must, sometimes everything needs to burn to the group to that we may grow.” A. J. Lawless


“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill


"If at first you don't succeed...you're normal." Michael Hyatt


“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask "What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” Erin Hanson


“It never gets easier, you just keep getting better.” Unknown


“I am still learning.” MichelAngelo


“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” Elle Degeneres


“It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” Elle Degeneres Click to Tweet


“A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be, and then making the most of it.” Unknown


“Failures are part of life. If you don’t fail, you don’t learn. If you don’t learn, you will never change.”


“Success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure.” Jessica Alba


Jessica Alba Quote


“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” Bob Marley


“I can accept failure, everyone fails. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan


"Failure is tough. But it's better than never having tried in the first place." Unknown


“There is nothing either good or bad, except thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare


“Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer.” Sophia Amoruso


“You learn more in failure that you ever do in success.” Jay-Z


“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with something original.” Ken Robinson


“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with something original.” Ken Robinson Click to Tweet


“Failure is not falling down, it’s refusing to get up.” Chinese Proverb


“I’ve probably earned the right to screw up a few times. I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” Emma Watson


"The path to success is paved with failures." Melitta Campbell


“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again – only this time more wisely.” Henry Ford


“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid of to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” Oprah Winfrey


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein.


“Failure defeats losers, but it inspires winners.” Unknown


“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” Amelia Earhart


Amelia Earheart-quote


“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growth. You get to choose.” Dr. Wayne Dyer


“Failure is not the opposite to success, it’s part of success.”


“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that it won’t work.” Thomas Edison


"What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" Unknown


“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” Jack Canfield


Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. - Jack Canfield Click to Tweet


“It’s important to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates


“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t then who will sweetie?!” Marilyn Monroe


“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.” Charlie Chaplin


Charlie Chaplin Quote on Failure


“Failure is part of the process of success. Those who avoid failure, also avoid success.” Robert Kiyosaki


“There is no such thing as failure, there are only results.” Tony Robbins


There is no such thing as failure, there are only results. - Tony Robbins Click to Tweet


“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default." J.K. Rowling

"Failure is not the opposite to success - in fact, it's often the fastest route to it." Melitta Campbell

“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” Walter Brunell


What has inspired you lately?

Share your failures, lessons, inspiration and favourite quotes in the comments below, I'd love to hear them!


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30+ Quotes that will Encourage You to Fail More Often




30+ Quotes That Will Encourage You to Fail More Often


  1. Rebekah on 6 February 2018 at 08:14

    Cool post, this reminds me – Will Smith did a video about this recently and it was pretty good.

    • Melitta Campbell on 6 February 2018 at 08:27

      Thanks Rebekah – I’ll go and track down that video, Will Smith is always inspiring!

  2. Tamara on 6 February 2018 at 12:38

    Very good reminders – coming from people who must know 😉

    I think *I* am my worst limitation, not other people and what they might think. My own high expectations, my perfectionism and my tendency to bite off more than I can chew.

    • Melitta Campbell on 8 February 2018 at 10:48

      Yes that’s a good point Tamara, sometimes we can hold back because we want everything to be perfect. Sheryl Sandberg has great advice for that, she said: “Done is better than perfect.” ; )

  3. Kate Prinsloo on 7 February 2018 at 10:49

    Oh my goodness I love all of these quotes! I thought I had a favorite and then I’d read the next one and that would be my favorite! I need to print them out and put them in my room!

    • Melitta Campbell on 7 February 2018 at 22:19

      I love that you love them too Kate. I had the same problem, I was going to do 21 quotes, but kept finding another one that I fell in love with. Glad you like the post!

  4. Dayna Lisa on 7 February 2018 at 17:25

    I needed a few of these today! Especially Churchill’s quote on not losing our enthusiasm as we move on to the next after a failure.

    • Melitta Campbell on 7 February 2018 at 22:21

      Yes, that’s a good one! Glad you found it helpful Dayna x

  5. Jenn on 8 February 2018 at 17:12

    I loved each and every one of these quotes. (I’ll be using them on twitter haha). but its true, you have to fail in order to succeed. Loved the post 🙂

    • Melitta Campbell on 12 February 2018 at 10:33

      Thanks Jenn!

  6. Brianna on 12 February 2018 at 13:52

    Saving! Love these

    • Melitta Campbell on 12 February 2018 at 13:54

      Thanks Brianna!

  7. Sarah on 12 February 2018 at 14:02

    So true! Without failure, you cannot learn. It’s one of the biggest lessons we have to learn in life!

    • Melitta Campbell on 12 February 2018 at 14:03

      You’re right Sarah! I think we get taught in school and work that failure is a bad thing, but it’s the quickest way to learn and grow : )

  8. Toni | Dr Toni DDS on 16 February 2018 at 17:51

    This a great list of quotes. These quotes reminds me of this video I watched about failing forward. It can be hard, but quotes like these will definitely keep you moving forward.

    • Melitta Campbell on 21 February 2018 at 09:51

      Thanks Toni, I love the idea of failing forward. We’re so often taught that failure is a bad thing, but it’s the fastest and surest way to learn how to get things right.

  9. Anna Sikora on 21 February 2018 at 20:16

    Great reminders, great quotes. I think my favourite is Thomas Edison’s. There is always 10,000 other ways! I would add failure is something you cannot avoid if you want to grow. Embrace failure. If we have tried and we have developed content and we continue to create, put smiles on others’ faces, do these things amount to losses? These things only make us stronger as individuals as we start to believe in our own creative selves, over and above what others might be saying, or the unfortunate events which can appear to topple us sometimes.

    • Melitta Campbell on 5 March 2018 at 11:59

      Thanks Anna and I couldn’t agree more, failure is an important part of growth and success. It’s not what happens to us that’s important, but how we respond to the events and obstacles we encounter. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! x

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    • Melitta Campbell on 6 March 2018 at 11:16

      Thanks Tiffany, I’m so pleased you like my blog.

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