This quote is a reminder not to fear failure, but embrace it. I have never met a successful person who hasn’t failed. In fact, the most successful people I know failed several times. We learn more from the experiences that challenge us. They shape us, force us to reflect on what went wrong, and make us resilient. If we are smart, we turn obstacles into opportunities and find a way around them.
Most people are afraid to fail, so they never try or extend themselves beyond their comfort zone. But failure means you made the effort to do something worthwhile. If things didn’t work out, so what? Brush yourself off and move on. We don’t know what we’re capable of until we try — and if you aren’t failing, you aren’t trying hard enough. —Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman, a real estate brokerage empire with more than $27 billion in annual sales; connect with Dottie on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter