Nick Foles: Don’t be afraid to fail; failure is part of life

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Everyone knows Nick Foles‘ story by now. He didn’t have it easy on his way to becoming Super Bowl MVP.

Foles talked about failure in his MVP press conference Monday, and the quote is trending on Twitter today.

“I think the big thing is don’t be afraid to fail,” Foles said. “I think in our society today — Instagram and Twitter — it’s a highlight reel. It’s all the good things, and then when you look at it, you think like, ‘Wow.’ When you have a rough day or your life’s not as good as that, you’re failing. Failure’s a part of life. That’s a part of building character and growing. Like without failure, who would you be? I wouldn’t be up here if I hadn’t fallen thousands of times, made mistakes. We all are human. We all have weaknesses. And I think throughout this, just being able to share that and be transparent, I know when I listen to people speak and they share their weaknesses, I’m listening, because I can resonate. So I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. I might be in the NFL, and we might’ve just won the Super Bowl, but hey, we still have daily struggles. I still have daily struggles. But that’s where my faith comes in; that’s where my family comes in. And I think when you look at a struggle in your life, just know that that’s just an opportunity for your character to grow.”

The quote might put him in the sports quote Hall of Fame.

30 responses to “Nick Foles: Don’t be afraid to fail; failure is part of life

  1. Speaking of failure, the Eagles have won as many playoff games with their backup QB in the 2 first months of 2018 as the Cowboys and Redskins have won since the new millennium started nearly 2 decades ago

  2. Speaking of failure, the Eagles have won as many playoff games with their backup QB in the 2 first months of 2018 as the Cowboys and Redskins have won since the new millennium started nearly 2 decades ago

  3. People can say fluke or it’s the system, but that boy was dropping dimes all over the field this post season. If anyone told you Nick would carve up the #1 defense and beat Matt Ryan and Tom Brady you would have laughed. Guess what, Nick Foles is the SB MVP and enjoying his family time in Disney. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Now kids all over the country are going to be quoting Nick when it comes time to justify their report card to their parents. “I know “F” stands for fail, but it also stands for “Foles” and look at him today…”.

  5. Success is the junction where past failures meet opportunity. Failure creates experience and experience turns opportunity into achievement. Mr Foles has his head on straight and let patience of the past create his opportunity. When it happened, he was ready. In a world where everyone needs instant answers and expects everything, too bad that isn’t taught anymore.

  6. Foles was not along for the ride like Eli or Dilfer…he was as much responsible for the Team’s post season success as anyone!!!

    I don’t care what was traded or what happened before with Carlson Wince, but the Iggles would be stupid to bench this guy…

    A bird in the hand is better than 2 in the bush…

    Don’t fix what isn’t broken…

    These proverbs exist for a reason…and if any team is stupid enough to think they’re the exception to the proverb, it’s Philly…why else do you think it took em so long to win their first one?…

    Decisions like benching a Superbowl MVP QB is exactly what you’d expect from an organization that has never won a Superbowl…

  7. BrassBallsDougP says:
    February 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    Speaking of failure, the Eagles have won as many playoff games with their backup QB in the 2 first months of 2018 as the Cowboys and Redskins have won since the new millennium started nearly 2 decades ago

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    Great job being selective about your time frame. Congrats on the big win. Eagles still have a ways to go to catch up to the rest of the “failures” in the NFC East – Washington 3 super bowl titles; N.Y. 4 super bowl titles; and Dallas 5 super bowl titles.

  8. If ever there was a Rocky story its Nick Foles. The classic underdog story that fills everyherat with good feelings. Best of luck Nick in where ever you wind up.

  9. If ever there was a Rocky story its Nick Foles. The classic underdog story that fills every heart with good feelings. Best of luck Nick where ever you wind up.

  10. BrassBallsDougP says:

    Speaking of failure, the Eagles have won as many playoff games with their backup QB in the 2 first months of 2018 as the Cowboys and Redskins have won since the new millennium started nearly 2 decades ago
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    You got one Lombard, man. One. As in three less than the Giants and four less than the Cowboys. Great win but don’t let it get to your head too much.

  11. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    Terrible advice. Failure is not an option.

    patsfan: as it turns out, it is not only an option but a fact this year for the team you chose to support. given your handle, i guess you were a fan back during all those pre parcells and belichick years when the patriots were terrible, right?

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