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No one has a perfect life. Life is a complicated journey full of highs and lows. There are times in life when nothing goes the way you want. All this makes you feel that your life is falling apart.
It seems that failure tends to be more public than success. We fret it, we try to avoid it, and we question ourselves every time we have unconventional ideas. But the simple truth is — no great success was ever achieved without failure. It may be one epic failure. But, whether we like it or not, failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving our dreams. Several months ago I gave a short, TED-style talk on the topic. And today I wanted to share this collection of 30 quotes that will hopefully inspire you to look at failure differently. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
And, of course, there was the presidential election that gave us all whiplash, and put a former reality TV star in the White House rather than an incredibly qualified woman. On that note, failure is something we can all relate to, no matter how you feel about Clinton. Take chances.