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When you experience a failure as a leader, don't hide it - talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.
A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'
Being a pathfinder is to be willing to risk failure and still go on.
I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure.
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.
I'm drawn to failure. I feel like I'm contending with it constantly in my own life.
Joyce Carol Oates
In my memoir, I admit that I've been as fearful of success as of failure. In fact, when 'Passages' was published, I so dreaded bad reviews that I ran away to Italy with a girlfriend and our children to hide out.
Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, we'd sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster.
People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily.
When preaching is done right, it can change lives. When it's done badly, my failure goes beyond the merely human.
We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure.
My biggest fear is doing the same things 10 years from now. That would be a failure. It's something you have to constantly reassess, and asking yourself what you are going to do next makes it a good, long full journey.
Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk.
I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.
Like prospecting in the 19th century, reconnaissance of the asteroids would of necessity take place in an arena where trouble is likely and help is distant. Heroic stories of individual triumph and failure, set on landscapes never seen by humankind, are in the cards.
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
Already from your own cells scientists can grow skin, cartilage, noses, blood vessels, bladders and windpipes. In the future, scientists will grow more complex organs, like livers and kidneys. The phrase 'organ failure' will disappear.
I think that big, sort of theatrical relaunches tend to set you up for failure and hype.
Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.
Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America's global enemies sense a failure of will.
If you get into a Broadway show and it doesn't work, you're a failure. And if it does work, you may be stuck for who knows how long. It just doesn't sound great to me!
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
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