Lessons we learn from failing

Nov. 04, 2016, 5 a.m. (ET)

Sometimes, a little reminder is the push you need to keep trying.

  • Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. – Henry Ford

  • Failure is a great teacher, and if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer. – Oprah

  • I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games, 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

  • No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength. – Pat Summitt

  • Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both. – Dwayne Johnson

  • Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles Swindoll

  • Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

  • It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success. – Ellen DeGeneres

  • Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. – Julie Andrews

  • Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a stepping stone to success. – Arianna Huffington

  • A failure is not a loss. It's a gain. You Learn. You change. You grow. – Michael Barata

  • My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln

  • Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe

  • The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. – Henry Ford

    Read John Kessel's Grow the Game Together Blog, 'I want you to make mistakes'