You heard me! Great leaders never fail.
No! I’m just kidding. I have never met a leader who doesn’t fail. We are all made of flesh and bones so we all fail from time to time. Somebody once said, “the better a man is, the more mistakes he will make.” So, I love the idea of failing forward because it conveys a positive attitude and perspective on the mistakes leaders are bound to make.
Check out these quotes and get some inspiration:
“Don’t buy into the notion that mistakes can somehow be avoided. They can’t be.” – John Maxwell
“’Failing forward’ is the ability to get back up after you’ve been knocked down, learn from your mistake, and move forward in a better direction.” – John Maxwell
“Failure is not a one-time event; it’s how you deal with life along the way. Until you breathe your last breath, you’re still in the process, and there is still time to turn things around for the better.” – John Maxwell
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth
“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. “ — Robert Jarvik
“Seek advice, but make sure it’s from someone who has successfully handled mistakes or adversities.” – John Maxwell
“The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do professionally and personally, and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.” — Warren G. Bennis
“You are the only person who can label what you do a failure. Failure is subjective.” – John Maxwell
Resource: Leadership Quotes