Monday, March 19, 2018

Failing Forward

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way." -Dale Carnegie

Failure doesn’t have to be fatal.  What if failure is a very necessary part of the process of reaching our full potential?  What if each and every failure teaches us valuable lessons that refine us so that we become the people we’re called to be.  As clichĂ© as this may sound, many of us know this is true, and yet failure is a medicine that rarely becomes any easier to swallow.  Edison failed 1,000 times before he successfully invented the light bulb, Lincoln lost eight elections before he won the presidency, and Ruth was both the strike out king and homerun king.  What has been true throughout human history is still true for me and you: we get better by trial and error.  Failure is the very currency that can make our lives the most fortunate. 

The righteous may fall seven times but still get up... (Proverbs 24:16). 

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