20 Life Lessons Famous Successes Learned From Failure

Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Credit: Shutterstock

19. At Least You Tried

Famous basketball player Michael Jordan said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Failure can be painful. But over time, the initial sting of failing will fade, and you are left with memories of an experience with something you tried to do. This is far better than living with the regret of never trying at all.

Fear often holds us back from trying new things. We can feel as though something tragically awful might happen if we fail. In reality, you will still be alive – it’s not the end of the world. Go out there and what you have always wanted to do.