Our Greatest Glory


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius Quote of the Day. When confronted with a fear of failure, today’s quote by Confucius is another that should come to mind.  Failure will happen, but we merely need to pick ourselves up and try again. “Our greatest [...]

Do One Thing

One Thing that Scares You

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Quote of the Day. We talked a lot this week about “Fear of Failure”.  Today’s quote by Eleanor Roosevelt is a piece of advice that is short, easy to remember, and something we should all take to heart.  ”Do one thing every day that [...]

Confront Your Fears

Confront our Fear

“Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” - Jerry Gillies Quote of the Day. One requirement to overcome our fear of failure is to confront that fear and understand it.  Once we understand the fear, we can work past it [...]

Accept Failure


“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan Quote of the Day. What words come to mind when you hear the name Michael Jordan?  Regardless of our favorite-team affiliations, most of us are more likely to associate the word “success” with Michael Jordan than “failure.”  At [...]

Conquer Fear

Get Out and Get Busy

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie Quote of the Day. Dale Carnegie was a man of many quotes.  His wisdom regarding personal improvement has weathered popular opinion for decades [...]

Failure Doesn’t Mean…

Failure doesn't mean

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” – Robert H. Schuller Quote of the Day. Part of overcoming our fear of failure is redefining how we think of failure.  For many of us, failure is a crushing defeat that directly reflects the core of our being:  to experience [...]

Living Our Fears

Taking Flight

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown Quote of the Day. The theme for this week’s “Quote of the Day” series is the fear of failure.  The intent is not to dwell on fear, but to understand and overcome our fear of failure. To start [...]

Fear and Trust

Hand Reaching Out

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.” – Psalm 56:3 Quote of the Day, Sunday. The beginning of another week: a day to rest, reflect and prepare!  Today’s quote of the day is a verse that addresses something we all encounter in our lives – fear.  The causes vary, and it [...]

QotD – Fear Melts

Fear Melts

“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.” – Robert G. Allen Quote of the Day. If I had to guess, I would say that doubt is one of the most common reasons that we fail to set goals.  Similarly, fear is one of the most common reasons that we fail [...]

Quote of the Day – Carrie Wilkerson on Fear

Rock Climbing

“At some point, you have to be more afraid of not trying than you are of failing” – Carrie Wilkerson, The Barefoot Executive Today’s quote is a fantastic one that needs very little commentary.  Big dreams are almost always accompanied by a risk a of failure, and it may be our fear of failure that [...]