Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You Cannot Achieve Success Without Failure

I have been really reflecting on the last chapter in our book study, and thinking about how I have viewed (and conveyed) failure to my students.  It has been eye-opening for me.

Here's a great TED Talks video about rethinking failure that I found very positive.

From this TED Talk by Eduardo Zanetta,

I got this great quote...

I was also looking for some videos to show kids that they might find inspiring as well.  These would be good for older kids.

Sean Combs (AKA P Diddy) has a powerful message in this commencement address.

Here is my favorite quote of his.
And from the book by John C. Maxwell,
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn: Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses
There is also a version of this book for teens.
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss into a Win

To download a PDF with these quotes, click here.
I would love to see some of your favorite quotes about success and failure.
Please share in the comments!


  1. So true (thankfully)!!!
    Thank you for the reminder and the quotes.

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. You are so very right. I have to remind myself and my 5th graders of this all the time. Thanks for sharing the download file.

  3. Thank you for these posters. My 8th graders and I are going to discuss success and failure the first week of school and these will be perfect. :) :)


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