I hate the word failure! It’s not something I grew up viewing as a good thing. For me, failing meant you were terrible and awful and not good enough. How wrong was I?! Little did I know, the only way to success was through failure. You learn valuable lessons that make you better through the failures and obstacles.
In regards to the creation of the light bulb, Thomas Edison said “I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” Each failure is a step on your path. What if you had the courage to fail at something 1000 times? Imagine how good you’d be! Let your faith be stronger than your fear of failure. You can achieve all things through God who gives you strength!
Here’s a curveball - maybe the problem isn’t fear of failure. Maybe you don’t want to take risks because you’re not on the right path. You’re not in alignment with who God created you to be. When you’re on the right path it will feel good and exciting. You’ll be excited to do the hard work and fail because it means you get to learn and get better. Have the courage to pivot if you need to.
Failure is a part of the process when you’re in the game. It means you are in action. Michael Jordan is a big time failure. He missed over 9000 shots and lost over 300 games. Yet he’s considered one of the greatest of all time. Noticing a pattern here? You gotta fail big to succeed big.
Change the way you think about failure…
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