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Fear Failure Quotes


"Fear too often spells failure." - Walt Disney

"Failure is an option, fear is not." - James Cameron

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure." - John W Gardner

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort." - John Wooden

"Fear brings failure; faith brings success. It's just that simple." - Ernest Holmes

"the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure" - Steve Harvey

"May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself" - Paulo Coelho

"Don't permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all." - John Wooden

"DON'T FEAR FAILURE. Fear being successful at things that don't matter" - Tony Dungy

"Fear of Failure becomes Fear of Success for those who Never Try Anything New." - Wayne Dyer

"Artistic anorexia & sexual avoidance have the same root fears - fear of intimacy, fear of exposure, fear of failure"." - Julia Cameron

"Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure." - Bryan Adams

"I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work." - Paulo Coelho

"You can't be held captive by the fear of failure or the fear of what people may say." - Kobe Bryant

"Sometimes, when we want something so badly, we fear failure more than we fear being without that thing." - Matthew J. Kirby

"There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?" - Michael Jordan

"Plan and execute your first failure so that you no longer have to fear it." - John C Maxwell

"To acknowledge the presence of fear is to give birth to failure." - Katherine Mansfield

"Often the biggest obstacle in meeting life's challenges is actually our own fear of failure." - Daisaku Ikeda

"One reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure." - Zig Ziglar

"Often the biggest obstacle in meeting life's challenges is actually our own fear of failure." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Fear of failure leads to failure." - Paulo Coelho

"I didn't fear failure. I expected failure." - Amy Tan

"Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face. Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter." - Sheryl Sandberg

"Attitude, humor and action (persistence) will whip fears and rejection. Fear of failure doesn't exist, if you believe it doesn't." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"I find no foeman in the road but fear; to doubt is failure and to dare success." - Frederic Lawrence Knowles

"It is impossible not to notice that our world is tormented by failure, hate, guilt, and fear." - William Saroyan

"We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear." - Veronica Roth

"Why fear feedback? Why stigmatize failure in the workplace when it's bringing you closer to achieving your organizational goals." - Kevin Kelly

"I think everyone shares a fear of failure-that you're only as good as your most recent collection." - Alexander Wang

"The four natural principles for success are: A clear goal, a definite plan, confidence, no fear of failure." - Robin Sieger

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." - Julia Child

"My greatest fear is failure." - Chris Zylka

"When there is fear of failure, there will be failure." - George S Patton

"Fear of failure is the reason most often cited to explain why so many aspiring writers never realize their dreams. But I think it's that same fear of failure that absolutely invigorates those who do push through-that is, the fear of not being heard." - Betsy Lerner

"I was trying to make them face their fears. Youth spends so much energy trying to forget them. There's the fear of failure in examinations, fear of sex, fear of not getting a job, fear of unpopularity, fear of appearing naive. Youth discovers many bunkholes in which to hide when frightened. They are mostly unhealthy, none of them bombproof." - Muriel Lester

"The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all. . . Fear is what blocks an artist. The fear of not being good enough. The fear of not finishing. The fear of failure and of success. The fear of beginning at all." - Julia Cameron

"Fear of failure is at least as common as the desire for success. In fact, if harnessed properly, it can be the energy that drives the wheel." - Mark Mccormack

"I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time." - Michael Jordan

"What we should really fear is not failure but the heart that is no longer brave enough to take risks and embrace challenges" - G-Dragon

"I don't think you can create anything interesting from a comfort zone. You have to work from a place of fear and failure." - Charlize Theron

"Don't let fear of failure discourage you. Don't let the voice of critics paralyze you - whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Success and failure are two edges of the same blade, two sides of the same coin. To fear one is to forever deny the possibility of the other." - Michelle Sagara

"The things we do without the fear of failure and the desire for success are the purest acts we'll ever do" - Alan Moore

"You cannot sleep with the enemy and be successful...Every cord that binds you to failure, every cord that binds you to fear, you gotta cut it!" - Eric Thomas

"Fear of failure is a ticket to mediocrity. If you're not failing from time to time, you're not pushing yourself. And if you're not pushing yourself, you're coasting." - Eric Zorn

"Don't be afraid of failure. Never fear it because there's always a lesson if you're open to it. There's always a lesson at the end of it. Always." - Joe Quesada

"Fear is bound to disappear when you realize that failure is not something shameful, damaging, destructive, or painful, but something natural." - Sri Chinmoy

"Teachers' using grades and the fear of failure mould the brains of the young until they have lost every ounce of imagination they might once have possessed." - Paul Feyerabend

"Play with no fear of failure." - Max Seibald

"I have a fear of failure." - Joe Montana

"People mainly fail because they fear failure." - Sebastian Thrun

"I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?" - George S Patton

"I do' fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?" - George S Patton

"I fear insignificance more than I fear failure." - Orrin Woodward

"Ultimately, fear of failure generates a vicious circle that creates what is most feared. To break this cycle, you need to make peace with failure. It isn't enough to merely tolerate it; you need to appreciate the failure and use it ..." - Dan Millman

"Looking back, perhaps the single biggest problem was fear. Fear of failure, fear of other people, but mostly fear of myself. It has taken sixty years to discover who I really am. It's never too late to find yourself however lost you may be." - Lynda Bellingham

"I've learned that possibly the greatest detractor from high performance is fear: fear that you are not prepared, fear that you are in over your head, fear that you are not worthy, and ultimately, fear of failure. If you can eliminate that fear-not through arrogance or just wishing difficulties away, but through hard work and preparation-you will put yourself in an incredibly powerful position to take on the challenges you face." - Pete Carroll

"Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. It was deeper and more intimate that the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, red in tooth and claw. Okonkwo's fear was greater than these. It was not external but lay deep within himself." - Chinua Achebe

"Fear comes in two packages fear of failure, and sometimes, fear of success." - Tom Kite

"Failure instructs, failure improves. Failure shouldn't deter you." - Tucker Max

"Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success." - Bryan Adams

"It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years." - Paulo Coelho

"Since we took to the sky, we have wanted to fly faster and farther. And to do so, we've had to believe in impossible things and we've had to refuse to fear failure." - Regina E. Dugan

"Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." - Jimmy Carter

"Fear of failure is the fuel of achievement. If you weren't afraid to fail, you probably wouldn't be highly motivated to work at the level that most of us have to work at to do well." - Ruth Simmons

"Boys with a failure to launch are invisible to most girls. With poor social skills, the boys feel anger at their fear of being rejected and self-loathing at their inability to compete." - Warren Farrell

"If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear or failure." - Robert Kiyosaki

"God Is Great. If these three words together enshrine in our mind, heart and soul, then there is never worry, anxiety nor a fear of failure in our life." - Anuj

"I think it's fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions, the burning certainty that we're unique geniuses, and the constant fear that we're witless frauds who are speeding toward epic failure." - Scott Lynch

"If the worst happens, if you lose and fail, but you still celebrate coming second because you've given it a red hot go. There is no need to fear failure." - Anh Do

"Mutual commitment helps overcome the fear of failure-especially when people are part of a team sharing and achieving goals. It also sets the stage for open dialogue and honest conversation." - Mike Krzyzewski

"My greatest fear is not your failure, but your success." - Howard G. Hendricks

"Do not let fear of failure overwhelms joy success" - Robert Kiyosaki

"Fear is the ultimate cause of failure and disappointment." - Emmet Fox

"Fear of failure falls away in the face of death." - Steve Jobs

"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure." - James Allen

"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure." - James Lane Allen

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Fear of failure has always been my best motivator." - Douglas Wood

"Definitely, it's a fear of failure that drives me." - Jerry Bruckheimer

"Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure-all your life." - John W Gardner

"We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure all your life." - John W Gardner

"The only failure one man should fear, is the failure to do his best." - Daniel D Palmer

"Fear of failure is a far worse condition than failure itself, because it kills off possibilities." - Michael Eisner

"The antidote for fear of failure is not success but small doses of failure." - Mark Batterson

"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure." - Jack Lemmon

"Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners." - Robert Kiyosaki

"My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear ... now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish. Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror.... I will walk where the failure fears to walk." - Og Mandino

"If we [Microsoft Corporation] weren't still hiring great people and pushing ahead at full speed, it would be easy to fall behind and become a mediocre company. Fear should guide you, but it should be latent. I have some latent fear. I consider failure on a regular basis." - Bill Gates

"Underneath the stress is fear, and the biggest is our own personal fear of failure." - Tara Brach

"I've never considered failure." - Jennifer Lawrence

"success is 99% failure" - Henry Ford

"Failure: the renewable resource." - Kay Ryan

"Form follows failure." - Henry Petroski

"Reward worthy failure - Experimentation." - Bill Gates

"Anxiety is practising failure in advance. Anxiety is needless and imaginary. It's fear about fear, fear that means nothing." - Seth Godin

"Don't fear failure. - Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." - Bruce Lee

"You cannot achieve success without the risk of failure...You cannot achieve success if you FEAR failure." - Paul Heyman

"It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you." - Brian Tracy

"We all struggle with our failure to communicate and our failure to reach beyond fear to love people." - Mira Sorvino

"You cannot achieve success without the risk of failure. And I learned a long time ago, you cannot achieve success, if you fear failure. If you're not afraid to fail, man, you have a chance to succeed. But you're never gonna get there unless you risk it, all the way. I'll risk failure. Sometimes, half the fun is failing. Learning from your mistakes, waking up the next morning, and saying 'Okay. Watch out. Here I come again. A little bit smarter, licking my wounds, and really not looking forward to getting my ass kicked the way I just did yesterday.' So now, I'm just a little more dangerous." - Paul Heyman

"If you can't embrace both failure or the possibility of failure, or the tremendous fear of failure, you can't be wildly successful. It's just an axiomatic truth." - Donny Deutsch

"Failure is the foundation of truth. It teaches us what isn't true, and that is a great beginning. To fear failure is to fear the possibility of truth." - Joan D. Chittister

"Fear comes, but fear passes." - Marianne Williamson

"Failure is not an option. Failure is a prerequisite." - David Zinczenko

"Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing," - Guy Kawasaki

"The only true failure is failure to try." - Wes Fesler

"There is no failure except the failure of trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"Your nervous system can't tell real failure from imagined failure." - Maxwell Maltz

"The greatest failure is the failure to try." - William Arthur Ward

"The only true failure lies in failure to start." - Harold Blake Walker

"Okay," I said, "what's your biggest fear?" As always, he took a second to think about the answer. "Clowns," he said. "Clowns." "Yup." I just looked at him. "What?" he said, glancing over at me. "That is not a real answer," I told him. "Says who?" "Says me. I meant a real fear, like of failure, of death, of regret. Like that. Something that keeps you awake nights, questioning your very existence." He thought for a second. "Clowns." - Sarah Dessen

"Fear stops a lot of people. Fear of failure, of the unknown, of risk. And it masks itself as procrastination." - Lisa Anderson

"He's completely unspoiled by failure." - Noel Coward

"Remove failure as an option." - Joan Lunden

"Most progress is most failure." - Robert Browning

"Failure is part of success." - Hank Aaron

"He's a specialist in failure." - Jose Mourinho

"I was stained by failure." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"I'm a perfectly equipped failure." - Azar Nafisi

"An existence transfigured by failure." - Emile M Cioran

"Success without happiness is failure." - Tony Robbins

"Failure is life's magnifying glass." - Simon May

"Innovation without insight is failure." - Mark Simmonds

"There is only one kind of failure I cannot tolerate: the failure to risk failure." - Richard Marcinko

"Failure is not a crime. Failure to learn from failure is." - Walter Wriston

"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." - Asher Roth

"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." - Bill Struth

"The only way our faith will ever strengthen is for us to use it. We need to apply thought and prayer to our decisions and then trust God for the outcome. We need to set our sights on growing in faith, not shrinking back for fear of failure." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "could have, might have, should have,and might have been." Create yourself and live the story of your own unique life." - Rita Zahara

"Fear, coercion, punishment, are the masculine remedies for moral weakness, but statistics show their failure for centuries. Why not change the system and try the education of the moral and intellectual faculties, cheerful surroundings, inspiring influences? Everything in our present system tends to lower the physical vitality, the self-respect, the moral tone, and to harden instead of reforming the criminal." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Genius is neither learned nor acquired. It is knowing without experience. It is risking without fear of failure. It is perception without touch. It is understanding without research. It is certainty without proof. It is ability without practice. It is invention without limitations. It is imagination without boundaries. It is creativity without constraints. It is...extraordinary intelligence!" - Patricia Polacco

"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." - Mike Krzyzewski

"We're just afraid, period. Our fear is free-floating. We're afraid this isn't the right relationship or we're afraid it is. We're afraid they won't like us or we're afraid they will. We're afraid of failure or we're afraid of success. We're afraid of dying young or we're afraid of growing old. We're more afraid of life than we are of death." - Marianne Williamson

"Adolescents may be, almost simultaneously, overconfident and riddled with fear. They are afraid of their overpowering feelings, oflosing control, of helplessness, of failure. Sometimes they act bold, to counteract their imperious yearnings to remain children. They are impulsive, impetuous, moody, disagreeable, overdemanding, underappreciative. If you don't understand them, remember, they don't understand themselves most of the time." - Stella Chess

"It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff - as much stuff as possible - with as little fear as possible. It's much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it." - Stefan Sagmeister

"In moments of uncertainty, when you must chose between two paths, allowing yourself to be overcome by either the fear of failure or the dimly lit light of possibility, immerse yourself in the life you would be most proud to live." - Adam Braun

"Education is in danger of becoming a religion based on fear; its doctrine is to compete. Our children are being led to believe that they are doomed to failure in a world which has room only for those at the top." - Eda LeShan

"Objectively good spaces to work rarely end up being so; in their faultlessness, quiet and well-equipped studios have a habit of rendering the fear of failure overwhelming. Original thoughts are like shy animals. We sometimes have to look the other way - towards a busy street or terminal - before they run out of their burrows." - Alain De Botton

"The failure of the family court system in America is a national scandal. Sadly, the mainstream media, whether out of ignorance or fear, refuses to cover it. That media silence means that every day, these American human rights abuses continue to occur." - Garland Waller

"My fear represented the failure of the human system. It is a sad truth of our creation: Something is amiss in our design, there are loose ends of our psychology that are simply not wrapped up. My fears were the dirty secrets of evolution. They were not provided for, and I was forced to construct elaborate temples to house them." - Steve Martin

"It occurs to me that John McCain is as intellectually shallow as our current President....Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been....I fear to the depth of my being that John McCain is just like him." - Jack Cafferty

"If there had been no fear of failure, neither would there be any joy in success." - Paul Tournier

"You can't be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - Laozi

"But if you have a solid walk with the Lord, then you wont fear that failure." - Cliff Richard

"Successful people don't fear failure, but understand that it's necessary to learn and grow from." - Robert Kiyosaki



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