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Past Failures Do NOT Define Your Future Success – August 28 Inspiration

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Happy final Sunday in August! Have you ever worried that your past failures will define your future success? They don’t have to!

Success is not instantaneous, as much as we might like it to be. We usually have to learn some lessons along the way, and even fail now and then as part of the learning process. In other words, we often encounter detours on the road to success. The important thing is to learn what we need to, and keep moving forward.

 

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Here’s your inspiration for this last Sunday in August…and the summer!

 

“I believe failing is part of every success.

As John Maxwell says, ‘We can fail forward.’

History is filled with examples of people

who are famous for doing great things–

yet if we study their lives,

we find they failed numerous times

before they ever succeeded at anything.

Their real strength was not their talent

as much as it was their tenacity.

A person who refuses to give up

will always succeed, eventually.

Remember: Failure is simply a detour

on the road to success.”

Joyce Meyer in “The Confident Woman Devotional

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My reflections:

It’s comforting to know so many people failed before they ever succeeded–so failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Even if we fail the first (second, third…) time, at least it means we made the effort and learned what did NOT work.

If we don’t step out to find out, and take some calculated risks, we might not fail… but we also won’t succeed!

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you agree we often have to fail before we succeed?

Have you ever taken a detour on the road to success?

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1 Comment

  1. Alana

    I don’t know if we have to fail before we succeed, but if we don’t fail, it means we haven’t tried. If we can’t recover from failure, we WILL never succeed.

    29 . Aug . 2016

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