“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey knew a thing or two about failing. She was raised by a single mom in a poor neighbourhood, and got fired by a TV network after her first show suffered poor ratings. But she persisted always because she knew that failure is a teacher which points us in the direction of greatness.

Everybody fails. I’ve failed, you’ve failed, and so has every single famous person. But what marks a successful person out from an unsuccessful person is that the former learned from their mistakes, made changes and got back on the horse.

“If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I’m not frightened by anyone’s perception of me.”

– Angelina Jolie

I love this quote from Angelina. It reminds me of the “dance like no one is watching” quote.

Who cares about what other people think of you? All that matters is that you’re having a fab time.

“The things that have been the most valuable to me I did not learn in school.”

– Will Smith

Sure, school can teach you how to work out long division, but what does it teach you about building relationships, showing compassion and empathy, investing in yourself and others, and generally honing important life skills? Not much. The best way to improve yourself is to experience life itself.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

– Wayne Gretzky

Scared of applying for that job in case you don’t get it? Worried he’ll turn you down if you ask him out? Rejection happens. But it doesn’t happen 100% of the time if you at least make an attempt.

If, however, you sit around and do nothing, you will fail each time.

Improve your chances of success by taking action.

“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”

– Beyonce

Beyonce is a big inspiration for many women around the world, especially aspiring performers. I love what she is saying here, it’s very inspiring. If you achieve a goal and decided to be content for the rest of your life, just imagine what other greatness you are missing out on.

Don’t hold back. Instead, explore your potential to its limits.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE