“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.”
― Robert Greene, Mastery

This quote is from Robert Greene’s “Mastery”. This quote stands out to me out of all the many other well written quotes in the book. In my opinion, failure is great. By failing, you have everything to gain.

Sadly, we punish or disregard failure in our environment today. Success is the basis for self-worth. Remove the stigma from failure and accept it. Since the most successful people are those who frequently failed, you rapidly discover this when you enter the real world. They merely benefited from suffering and failure. Learning to fail is the secret to mastery.


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