“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.
If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again- Joel Osteen
The difference between success and failure is often the ability to get up just up one more time you than fall down!
Moses easily could have given up. He had an “interrupted “childhood and lived with a foster family. He also had a strong temper, a stammering tongue, and a criminal record, but when God called to him, Moses ultimately said yes.
Joshua had seen the Promised Land and believed they could conquer their enemies and possess the land. Yet he was forced to wander in the wilderness for forty years with cowards who didn’t believe. He could have given up in discouragement, but he was willing to go when God said to go.
Peter had a hard time making the transition from fisherman to fisher of men. He sank while trying to walk on water, was strongly rebuked by Jesus for trying to tell Him what to do, and denied knowing Jesus in that hour Mein Jesus needed him most. He easily could have seen himself as a hopeless failure. But when the opportunity came to preach the Gospel before thousands on the Day of Pentecost, he rose to the occasion.
No matter what you’ve done, what mistakes you may have made, what errors you may have committed, you’re not a failure until you lie down and quit. Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.