There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.— Paulo Coelho
Surprising Fear Of Failure quotations
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Don't let fear stop you. Don't give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it.
Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I'm not afraid of total failure because I don't think that will happen. I'm not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It's being in the middle that scares me.
You will be wounded many times in your life.
You'll make mistakes. Some people will call them failures but I have learned that failure is really God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." It's just an experience, just an experience.
Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they're going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It's far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don't ever stop doing your thing.
Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure.
Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing.
You can never become a great man or woman until you have overcome anxiety, worry, and fear. It is impossible for an anxious person, a worried one, or a fearful one to perceive truth; all things are distorted and thrown out of their proper relations by such mental states, and those who are in them cannot read the thoughts of God.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure.
.. it just means you haven't succeeded yet. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
I do not have any fears, no fear of dying, of failure, of anything;
that means I am very dangerous for my opponents.
Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome.
At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players.
.. they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
The population suffers from a fear of change, for their conditioning assumes a static identity, and challenging ones belief system, usually results in insult and apprehension, for being wrong is erroneously associated with failure. When in fact, to be proven wrong should be a celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding.
I don't think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone.
You have to work from a place of fear and failure.
Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.
Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success.
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.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.
The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude.
In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.
In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family. I BELIEVE IN YOU. Those four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try.
People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake.
Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.
They who have no central purpose in their life fall an easy prey to petty worries, fears, troubles, and self-pitying, all of which are indications of weakness, which lead, just as surely as deliberately planned sins (though by a different route), to failure, unhappiness, and loss, for weakness cannot persist in a power evolving universe.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure.
When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure.