Most Fridays mean a Just For Fun video, picture, or thought on the Live It Forward blog. Not today! We’re still doing a video, but today is all about your road to success.
Ever feel stuck on your road to success? Worse…ever feel like you’ve hit a dead end? Even worse than that…ever feel like you’ve taken a u-turn and instead of traveling the road to success, you’re journeying down the path to failure?
There are a lot of great quotes, articles, and books about “failing forward” and turning missteps into success. In fact, here are some of my favorite quotes on the subject:
The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who was not making mistakes…otherwise he is sure to be mediocre.—Peter Drucker
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. —George Bernard Shaw
You always pass failure on the road to success. —Mickey Rooney
People fail forward to success. —Mary Kay Ash
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. —Napoleon Hill
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure…In life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with your problems. Are you going to fail forward or backward? —John C. Maxwell
All inspiring quotes! But when it comes to inspiration, nothing hits me more than being reminded of how many historical figures overcame and used their failures to gain access to the road to success.
If You’ve Never Failed, You’re Probably Not Traveling The Road To Success
Question: How has experiencing failure helped you along your road to success? Encourage others by sharing your story.