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Failure Motivational Quotes
As a woman and now the mother of a girl, issues surrounding confidence, resilience, and fear of failure are all extremely important to me these days.
I had the opportunity to watch the Fueled by Failure Summit that was put together by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls program and Always. The message was all about fear of failure and how we can help our girls understand that everyone fails and how they can use failure to grow.
By puberty, 50% of girls feel paralyzed by the fear of failure.
This is a powerful statistic and one that Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls aims to change!
Photo credit: JP Yim. Christina Diaz, Dr. Knatokie Ford, Meredith Walker, Amanda Hill, Laura Brounstein visit Build Series NYC on November 14, 2017.
The panel featured some amazing women, including:
- Laura Brounstein, Director of Editorial and Business Development Cosmo + Seventeen
- Amanda Hill, Brand Director, North America Feminine Care at Procter & Gamble
- Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
- Dr. Knatokie Ford, Founder and CEO, Fly Sci Enterprise Former Senior Policy Advisor, Obama White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Christina Diaz, Mars 2020 Instrument Engineer for the MEDA and RIMFAX science investigations at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
You can check out this amazing video from the event then scroll down to see some of my favorite failure motivational quotes to come out of the event!
They’re truly inspiring for both myself and for me as a mother!
Finding Strength with Failure Motivational Quotes
The biggest thing I took away from watching the Fueled by Failure Summit is that we can’t be afraid to fail.
We have to continue to try new things.
We have to strive to have fun in our lives.
Dr. Knatokie Ford was extremely inspirational for me as I watched the event.
She shared with us a story of how she failed to get two jobs she had tried to get. But those failures were worth it because the third job she went after (and got) was at The White House!
“Just because I failed over time, doesn’t mean I was a failure.”
It’s so true and something that is very important for all of us to remember.
Amanda Hill shared another great tidbit with us and it has stuck with me since the Fueled by Failure Summit.
“Try, fail, learn. You can’t fail if you never try. That’s the fuel for growing.”
It seems so basic but when the going feels tough, it’s very important for us to remember.
She also reminded us that, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
How true is that?
One of my favorite parts of the summit was when the panel was asked about the advice they would give the 14-year-old versions of themselves.
Christina Diaz said, “It’s okay to be weird.”
It seems like a simple message of acceptance but I know it’s a huge challenge when you’re a girl growing up. I know many of us felt like we never quite fit in.
We need to remember those feelings and continue to remind our girls that it’s okay to be themselves and go after what they want!
visit Build Series NYC on November 14, 2017.
To hear even more inspiration, I encourage you to watch the Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and Always Fueled by Fire Summit.
It’s a great video for everyone who is raising or working with young girls.
Then be sure to check out Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls to learn even more about how we can help girls live #LikeAGirl and cultivate their true selves!