Are You Traveling
on a Detour?
I read an interesting post by a fellow blogger last night about how we must experience both failures and successes in life, and it reminded me of this post I wrote awhile ago. So I thought I’d share it again!
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. As the top quote says, sometimes life doesn’t go according to our plans, and we have to go in a different direction that ends up being an even better destination.
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.
Here’s your inspiration for today…
“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.”
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!
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?