Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Fear of Failure

9 Sep

Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up and be inspired by all the quotes.

Fear of failure-The Writer Next Door

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

Fear of Failure_Vashti Quiroz-Vega_The Writer Next Door

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”


Do you believe that in order to succeed, you must be willing to experience failure? 

36 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Fear of Failure”

  1. Silver Threading September 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    What a great group of quotes, Vashti! I love them all. Personally, I have failed forward in my life more times than not. I usually learn from my mistakes and move on… much wiser for the lesson. This was just such exceptional thoughts this week. Thank you! ❤


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      Hello Colleen, you have a great outlook on life. We should all follow in your footsteps. Thank you! ❤ xx

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      • Silver Threading September 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

        Awww, Vashti. You made me blush. I get my inspiration for you and all the other wonderful writers. ❤

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  2. stacilys September 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    Great quotes Vashti. And yes, I totally believe it. People that just sit around waiting for something will end up becoming frustrated. Opportunities don’t just land in your lap. Of course, one opens themselves up to possible disappointment, but you won’t get anywhere if you don’t try.
    There was a survey done amongst the elderly some time back. The question was what they most regretted from their lives. One of the top 20 answers was “not taking more risks” Hmmmmm… That says it all.
    Hope you’re having a great week.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

      Thank you Staci. You’re right, hard work, perseverance, and taking risks is the key to success. I don’t want to reach the ripe old age of 100 and regret not taking more chances in life. I’m going to go for it!
      This week is flying by, probably because of Labor Day, but it’s been great so far. I hope yours is great too. 😀 xx

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  3. mbarkersimpson September 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    I totally believe that you have to be willing to try (and often fail) in order to succeed. I also believe that if you keep taking those risks, the rewards far outweigh the disappointments. Thanks for the inspiration x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

      I completely agree with you, Melissa. If you look into the history of successful people you will see perseverance as a common thread. 🙂

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  4. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin September 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    Absolutely, it is through failure or making mistakes that we learn and improve, both what we may be working on and ourselves. Without taking risks there would be no change.

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  5. aranislandgirl September 9, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Oh no, poor Michael Jordan! I can so relate, only I didn’t make it home…I locked myself in the locker room bathroom and cried silently after being cut from basketball team. Silly now, but the memory is still raw.

    Fortunately, with age and such experiences comes the wisdom of knowing that when one door closes, a window opens elsewhere. Though it took me many years into adult hood to actually embrace failures and grow from them rather than dwell, I am happy to say, with a sigh of relief, that I am willing to experience failure.

    Great question Vashti. I loved thinking this over and reflecting on my own journey of facing failure and how I handled it then vs now.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

      Thanks for relating your story, Melissa. I think most people have had a moment like that. I’m at a point in my life where I’m more afraid of missing something than I am of failing. I’m glad I gave you food for thought. ❤

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  6. The New Bullying Prevention September 9, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Oui Madame, most definitely….. ❤


  7. Lynz Real Cooking September 9, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Very amazing facts and quotes! I do think that difficult times make you stronger and you appreciate what success really is after failure!

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  8. Sunni Morris September 9, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Great quotes! Of course you have to be open to anything, even failure, but that’s how we all get better and improve ourselves. It takes determination for sure and someone who isn’t easily discouraged. We all must remember that we’ll never accomplish anything if we don’t try.



    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      I agree, Sunni. In order to be successful one has to develop a thick skin. 😉


  9. olganm September 10, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    If we don’t try anything we will never discover anything new and there are so many things out there! Failure depends on the point of view. Trying is already a step in the right direction. Great quotes, Vashti!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      Thank you Olga! Yes, you’re right. I think not trying at all is real failure. 🙂


  10. Marje @ Kyrosmagica September 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m in good company or so.it seems! I haven’t made it big yet! I’m enjoying trying to get there one step at a time., if I have a few fails on the way well that’s to be expected. Just dust off and keep on trying. Nothing truly precious comes easily, you have to work at it.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

      That’s right Marje! And the harder you work toward your goal the sweeter it will be once you’ve reached it. 😉


  11. JESS44903 September 14, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    This is such a great post..I think everyone should read it. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

      Aww. Thank you Jess! That’s sweet of you to say. It’s always a pleasure partying with you. 😉 xx


  12. fromthestickstothebricksandbackagain September 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Great quotes Vashti. I loved your famous failures and knew that Michael Jordan would be on the list. One of my favorite quotes is from Michael Jordan: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 15, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

      Thank you! Wow, that’s a great Michael Jordan quote––very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it. 😀


  13. Sonya September 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Excellent quotes! J.K. Rowling is another famous “failure” who comes to mind. I reckon if you don’t dare to fail, you won’t succeed, either.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      Hello Sonya! Thank you! Yes, I have read about J.K. Rowling’s failures, but she’s laughing all the way to the bank now. 🙂

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  14. FEY Kegs September 18, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Great post,very inspirational


  15. Ann GrubbsnCritters September 18, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    I think experiencing failure is good thing. It only means one is learning and growing! 🙂 Nice to meet you. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

      Hello Ann! I agree. If you always get what you want you won’t appreciate it as much. A little struggle is good. When you finally reach your goal it is that much sweeter. It is very nice to meet you too! Thanks for the visit. 😀

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