IN-Spire Yourself: Dare to Fail

Do you dare to failure?

Photo of JK Rowling courtesy of her Twitter
Is your fear of failure holding you back?

Today’s “IN-Spiration” follows our Motivational Monday spotlight from JK Rowling, who learned from her own failure.

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”-JK Rowling

Failure drives humanity to do many things they might not be proud of. It also holds people back from taking a leap of faith toward things they want.

Funny thing is that our cultural fear of failure is one of the reasons I love watching young children. They are not afraid to fail. As they try to walk and talk for the first time, they are willing to fall and say embarrassing things. It’s that innate knowledge that failure is all a part of their learning.

As we grow older and enter school, failure becomes unacceptable. You have to succeed to go to college, get a job or a mortgage and have a  great life. We’re afraid of failure.

Success, though, is built upon failure. Major brands around the world have come from people who failed countless times but dared to get back up again.

Now, I’m learning to face failure. I’ve started this business and blog has been a leap into an abyss. It’s scary, but having the knowledge that I will be better for jumping is what keeps me from being afraid of failure.

Now, what do you think? What does this quote inspire in you and how can you apply it to your business endeavors? 


What is “In-spiration?” In addition to creating custom content for entrepreneurs, Write Mind Media LLC is dedicated to helping business professionals create inspiring brands.  We help them to become better business professionals and human beings through inspirational quotes, an in-depth look at how these ideas can help you in business, and developing weekly challenges to push our readers to do better. 

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