Friday, November 8, 2013

Persevering Past Failure

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.  -Julie Andrews

Abraham Lincoln failed a total of eleven times in his bid to become an elected official before the won the granddaddy of them all.  Thomas Edison failed over 10,000 times to create the light bulb, but it was the last time that he succeeded.  Oprah got fired from her first job as a TV reporter because she was “unfit for TV.” Now she has her own TV network.   The question I pose to you is simply: “Are you willing to fail?”  Like anyone who has ever attempted to do something great, learn to look at failure as a progression of a process. Failure doesn’t have to be a stumbling block; it can be a stepping-stone to success.

…don't ever get tired of doing the right thing (2 Thessalonians 3:13, ESV).

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