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Just before I went to bed, I reflected about the previous day as usual and took a book to read towards educating my mind, I ran into a statement about failures and didn’t agree with the author. I dropped the book and meditated briefly, then took my iPad and tweeted my own thought on ‘Failure and Failing’. Tweeting is a way of expressing my views on sensitive and vital issues of life. I enjoy tweeting and don’t care if there are retweets or not.
The tweet read thus, ‘I’ve succeeded overtime because I’ve failed several times…You are not a failure because you failed in some endeavors, there is no man on earth who hasn’t failed a test before’. I strongly believe that statement and know there is no one who can disprove my tweet. It’s very reassuring to know that it got many retweets and comments as well.
I’ll love to Inspire you today on the tweet above and get you back on your feet if you feel downcast, despair, depressed and rejected because you failed in something you were doing, maybe you even failed in a relationship, work, project, you lost your job, made a big mistake and got ejected from home, you failed an exam after several trials, you failed a driving test or an IQ test, your fiancé left you for broke, whatever the situation and however the setback may look, You Are Not A Failure…..
The good news is that the Bible supports this view as well, ‘For A Just Man Falleth (Fails) Seven Times, and Riseth Up Again…’(Prov 24 v 16). A very comforting scripture to note that even Just and Righteous men fall and fail in life, but they always got back up again; don’t let setbacks keep you down. In fact, the Apostles failed when they fled and betrayed Jesus during His arrest, David failed God when he committed adultery and killed Uriah. Moses failed God when he struck the rock twice and cursed the Israelites. Our own beloved Abraham failed God when He fathered a child outside wedlock and didn’t want to let go of the woman… The list is endless of great Men of God who failed but are not considered Failures in life.
I read something that got my attention on failing and failure, it’s quite refreshing to note that the men we admire today in science and technology also failed at some point in their lives. ‘Albert Einstein failed his first university entrance exams on his first attempt. Thomas Edison spent two million dollars on an invention which proved to be of little value. Henry Ford forgot to put a reverse gear in his car’. What a world, full of Successful people who had their failing moments.
Let me drop my pen today by sharing five (5) of the most Inspiring Quotes I’ve read on Failings and Failure. It’s important we read them at least twice and please, drop me a note.
FIVE (5) INSPIRING QUOTES ON FAILING AND FAILURE
Falling down doesn’t make you a failure but staying down does (Theodore Roosevelt).
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay not defeat. It is a temporary detour not a dead-end street (Unknown Author)
Knowing how to benefit from failure is the key to success (Zig Ziglar)
We have come to fear failure too much. Failure is the practice essential for success (Charles F. Kettering)
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed (Lloyd Jones)
I love the First and Last quote the most and hope you can get inner strength from these quotes as well. You have to repeat this statement several times for it to become a position within you; YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE!
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