10 Powerful Quotes on Failure

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 Hi there, Here are my favorite quotes on failure.

 

See also video of Oprah’s commencement speech at Harvard for Class of 2013.

 

“It doesn’t matter how far you might rise — at some point, you are bound to stumble. Because if you’re constantly doing what we do — raising the bar — if you’re constantly pushing yourself higher, higher, the law of averages predicts that you will, at some point, fall. And when you do, I want you to know this, remember this: There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

 

Oprah Winfrey Harvard Commencement Class of 2013

Oprah Winfrey
Thomas A. Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

 

Thomas A. Edison

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”

Chris Bradford

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Paulo Coelho

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

 

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

 

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

”“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

Joel Osteen

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

 

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.”

 

Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar

“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.”

Eloise Ristad

Oprah Winfrey’s commencement speech at Harvard for Class of 2013 

 

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The Lessons I learned from Mr Lim Seah Hor’s Story on TODAY’s article by Eveline Gan

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I am always looking for stories, stories of ordinary people with extraordinary courage who overcame their difficulties. Today, on my way to office I read this article “Kidney failure patient turns medalist at World Transplant Games”. I said in my mind “WOW, this man overcome difficulties and achieve greatness!”
Read the story here http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/health/kidney-failure-patient-sports-medallist, you will find that he faced not just health issue (Kidney failure) but also the followings:

* being single parent with young daughter when it happened
* Having to work 10 to 12 hours with his conditions
* Not previous experience and formal training in Tejo

Here are the 3 lesson I learned from this story:

1. KEEP THE FAITH.
Although he felt as he had “struck the lottery” or luck was in play. I do believe that it is his faith, his hope that made it possible. If he didn’t believe there is a chance for a transplant in the future, he would have given up. Perhaps he would not exercise which keep his body in good condition, which I believe would increase probability of the transplant success rate. Stay strong and keep the faith. Share your trouble with you families and friends, don’t keep it to yourself.

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Lessons on Overcoming Challenges and Social Entrepreneurship from 77th Street’s Elim Chew

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Elim studied hair dressing in UK and opened her first business, a salon, 27 years ago. She started by serving her customers who were interested in the fashion accessories she wore.  This triggered her to open her first retail outlet, the 77th Streets in 1988. She and her team has grown 77th Streets from the first shop in Far East Plaza to multiple retail outlets throughout Singapore, and also expanded in building youth shopping mall in Xidan, Beijing.  She now owns multiple businesses in different area such as start-up with Fast Fast Delivery, restaurant with I’m Kim Korean BBQ and Kokomama International food marketplace.

What amazed me, despite her busy schedule, running multiple businesses, she is also known for her passion in both youth and social entrepreneurship.  She is involved in various committees and boards such as SCAPE youth community space, ACE Action for Community for Entrepreneurship of Ministry of Trade and Industry, Entrepreneurship Committee at NUS and many more.  She is recognized and has been named as “Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Mont Blanc Businesswomen Award”, “Young Woman Achiever Award” and many more awards.

I started knowing her about one or two years ago when a friend tagged Elim on facebook.  Then I started to know about 77th Street.  Another friend tagged Elim on his facebook post at I’m Kim. I started to get really curious. In October, I received email from NUS which informed that U@live will feature Ms Elim Chew on 11 November 2015. I immediately signed up for the talk.  It was a time well spent.  Check the recording link below on the reference list.

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