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Failing Forward

 Author: John C. Maxwell  Category: Personal Development  Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc  Published: January 1, 2000  Language: English  File Size: 1.7 MB  Tags: BusinessInspirationalLeadershipNonfictionPersonal DevelopmentProductivityself help |  Download PDF


Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell is about losing some of the conditioning we’ve all come out of high school with – the paralyzing fear of failure. Even for the most talented of us there’s no question if we’ll fail. It’s a matter of when. Once we do, the real question becomes how we’ll react to it.

Famous Quotes:

“If you’re not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward.”

“Little progress is better than no progress at all. Success comes in taking many small steps. If you stumble in a small step, it rarely matters. Don’t gift wrap the garbage. Let little failures go.”

“Why worry about things you can’t control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?”

“Ninety percent of all those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit.”

“As the saying goes, ‘God uses people who fail—‘cause there aren’t any other kind around.‘”

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not.”

“Errors become mistakes when we perceive them and respond to them incorrectly. Mistakes become failures when we continually respond to them incorrectly.”

“If you know who you are, make the changes you must in order to learn and grow, and then give everything you’ve got to your dreams, you can achieve anything your heart desires.”

“No matter what you’ve experienced remember this: There are people who’ve had it better than you and done worse. And there are people who’ve had it worse than you and done better. ”

“Failure is an inside job. So is success. If you want to achieve, you have to win the war in your thinking first.”

“Your attitude, more than your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

“Failure isn’t so bad if it doesn’t attack the heart. Success is all right if it doesn’t go to the head.”

“Past hurts can make you bitter or better—the choice is yours.”

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it.”

“Wishing that a risk wasn’t yours to take won’t make it any easier. In fact, it might make it harder. Your attitude about it is your choice.”

“The first important step in weathering failure is learning not to personalize it.”

“If you don’t learn the easy lessons, they get harder. (Pain is one way the universe gets your attention.)”

“You will never get to the point that you no longer make mistakes, that you no longer fail. But that’s okay.”

“But I’ve come to realize that failure is a process. If you flunk a test, it doesn’t mean you failed a one-time event. The F shows that you neglected the process leading up to the test.”