Saturday, March 4, 2017

Quotes About Failing and Succeeding

I am on a lot of email lists. That can be good and that can be bad.
The bad part is your email box stays full.
The good news is you can receive a lot of useful or uplifting information coming to you every day.

I received an email from bookbaby.  They shared these three great quotes that really hit home:

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
Theodore Roosevelt

"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
Henry Ford

Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
How many times have you received a rejection letter?
I can't remember the times I have received one in the mail. But, look at it this way, you are at least sending out manuscripts. You tried to get published. A lot of people write and write, but never submit.

When you get a rejection, pick up your spirits and send again. That next submission just might be the one that gets published.

And, don't lose your enthusiasm. If you love your story, keep improving it and keep sending it in. Give someone else a chance to fall in love with it, too.

Which one of the quotes do you like best?

Stay tuned.
My next post will be about my success story.


  1. Excellent quotes. I look foward to sharing your success story and featuring your book DUCK & COVER on the GROG Blog this month.

    ~Suzy Leopold

  2. P. S. It's hard to pick just one of the quotes as a favorite. Let's see . . . I'll pick the quote by Henry Ford. :)

  3. These quotes are great, Janet. Yes, I have received many rejection letters and writing can get discouraging at times. It's very hard to keep submitting. Your blog encourages me and that's why I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    1. Thanks, Brenda. You are a very talented poet.

  4. They're all great quotes, but I like Roosevelt's the best. It's so true. Looking forward to your success story.

    1. Hi Beverly. I like that quote, too. If you don't try you will never know if you could have did something or not.


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