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I’m told that successful people fail two out of every five times they attempt something, whereas unsuccessful people fail three out of every five times. That’s not a lot of difference is it? We all fail at something every day. The only people who don’t are dead. Some of us are so afraid of failing that we try and ‘tiptoe’ safely to the grave, without blowing it somewhere along the way. Why is it that failure destroys some of us, yet others thrive and become stronger because of it? The secret is that they turn their failure into their teacher and their greatest defeats into learning experiences.
What do you believe God has called you to do with your life? Step out in faith and try it! God said He would strengthen and uphold you. (Isaiah 41:10) You can’t do better than that! Recently I read these inspiring words: “I’d rather be ashes than dust. I’d rather my spark burn out than it should be stifled by dry rot. The proper function of my life is to live, not exist. So I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use every moment.” Can you say that? Charles Kettering said, “Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Repeated failures are just finger posts on the road to success.”