Shakespeare tells us ”The course of true love never did run smooth” and that couldn’t be more true for running your own business!

I am not embarrassed to say I have failed PLENTY of times. However if I did not learn from these things, to me that would be a true failure. We need to understand failure is NOT necessary a bad thing, it helps us to learn when to give up, pause or forge ahead. How you deal with that failure (whether big or small) can really help you to become successful in business.

This week I wanted to do something different, so I created a short visual essay of my favourite sayings about failure. There are 100′s of quotes on this topic but these are my top 5 that represent the way you may be feeling or stuff going through right now. I wanted use delicious design and soft colours to create something beautiful for this sometimes sad topic. Hope you enjoy these too!


TOP 5 SAYINGS (in order of awesomeness)

"It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts" See more at







[Tweet “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise -  Oscar Wilde”]


If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative." More at



"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour." See more at Inspiration sayings women entrepreneurs