“A huge mistake in relationships is we confuse a real person with the image of them we’ve created in our minds”

“Not everyone you lose is a loss”

“If you want to fly, you have to give up the shit that weighs you down”

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

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person”

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out”

“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

“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”

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm”

“There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important”

“You have to be able to accept failure to get better”

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying”

“I think you have to try and fail, because failure gets you closer to what you’re good at”

“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be”

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel”

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better”

“Failure is enriching. It’s also important to accept that you’ll make mistakes—it’s how you build your expertise. The trick is to learn a positive lesson from all of life’s negative moments”

“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 have failed by default”

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again”

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently”