“Failure Is Not The opposite Of Success, It Is Part Of Success.”
Did you fall down the first time you tried to walk? Most likely. Did you feel as if you were drowning the first time you ventured into deep water? Probably. Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat? Probably not.
R.H Macy failed times before his store in New York became popular. English novelist John Creasey received 753 rejection slips prior to publishing 564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, yet he is best known for hitting 714 home runs.
Michael Jordan didn’t make the cut for his high – school basketball team when he was a sophomore. He cried over his failure but then tried harder. The next year he made the team and never looked back.
One salesman noted that he made one sale for about every ten “ cold calls” he made. Each sale averaged about $1,000. Rather than be discouraged when he was turned down, he’d simply say, “Well, I just made $ 100.” He saw himself as one – tenth closer to a commission.
Don’t expect never to fail. Expect occasional failure, learn from it, and move a little closer to your goal.
Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.
A young man who was confused about his future and was in a quandary as to which direction to take with his life sat in a park watching squirrels scamper among the trees. Suddenly, a squirrel jumped from one high tree to another. It appeared to be aiming for a limb so far out of reach that the leap looked like suicide. As the young man had anticipated, the squirrel missed its mark, but it landed, safe and unconcerned, on a branch several feet lower. Then it climbed to its goal, and all was well.
An old man sitting on the other end of the bench remarked,” Funny. I’ve seen hundreds of ‘em jump like that, especially when there are dogs all around and they can’t come down to the ground. A lot of ‘em miss, but I’ve never seen any hurt in trying.” Then he chuckled and added,”! guess they’ve got to risk it if they don’t want to spend their whole lives in one tree.”
The young man thought. A squirrel takes a chance. Do I have less nerve than a squirrel? He made up his mind in that moment to take the risk he had been thinking about. Sure enough, he landed safely, in a position higher than he had even dared to imagine.
What dream are you aiming for? Does it seem out of reach? Take a leap of faith. God will always catch you if you fall.