Experiencing failure is inevitable...
people make mistakes all the time,
but rarely are our mistakes or failures
catastrophic or fatal.
To be human is to make mistakes and fail at some things,
but life goes on.
We should never equate our worth
by the failures which may have occurred in our lives.
Failures are never a complete representation of who we are.
failure is where the majic is made.
Failure can press us
and give us greater determination,
strength, and insight.
Our failures can lead to greater discoveries.
Think about it:
The failure of the caterpillar
is the birth of the butterfly.
The death of the seed
is the prelude to its resurrection.
Our failures can take us places
that we that we would not have seen
or experienced otherwise.
Through our failures
we can learn more than ever about our strengths,
talents, and resolve.
Our failures can be accidental realizations
that give us new perspectives and greater vision.
Our failures can catapult us
to new heights.
Our failures can be the impetus...
the foundation for greater successes.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he
"Lacked imagination and had no good ideas."
Our failures may contain in its debris all that
we need in order to perform our true purpose in life.
Think about it:
Failure has its upside.
The “Negative” phases of failure
can actually perform a constructive function.
Failure can force us to accept our loss
and prepare us for the task of rebuilding,
and this rebuilding can yield beautiful results.
It's not success or failure...
it's success and failure
that leads us to genuine innovation.
Most success stories have a shared foundation in not succeeding in what they first attempted.
Most success stories share many botched first attempts and errors which may have been the key
ingredient needed to give birth to higher revelations and possibilities.
Failure is often the rock bottom foundation
that spurs us to real success.
Some of the world's most successful people experienced massive
failure before succeeding. Many saw failure as an important stepping stone.
Just look at the lives of those who,
through hard work, guts, and perseverance
are now renowned for their achievements.
When Sidney Poitier first auditioned for the American Negro Theater
he flubbed his lines and spoke in a heavy Caribbean accent
which made the director angrily tell him to stop wasting his time.
A young Henry Ford ruined his reputation
with a couple of failed automobile businesses.
When we take a closer look at the great achievers throughout history
we will notice that they were able to see the lessons of the experience
and continue to push forward.
The capacity to err is crucial to human cognition.
To achieve any worthy goal, we must take risks.
Embracing possible failure is key
to taking on a variety of challenges.
Our highest hopes are often delayed or failures.
Most delays and failures prepare us for bigger and better things.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good
of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.
We must embrace failure as a necessary step
to unprecedented success.
We may fail incredibly, or we may succeed incredibly,
but to achieve our personal best,
to reach unparalleled heights, to make the impossible possible...
we must not fear failure.
There is no honest and true work,
with constant and sincere purpose,
that ever really fails.
Noble efforts will make seeming failures,