Often, people say to me, “What if I put all this time and effort into making goals and planning my life and then I fail? It would be easier not to do it at all. If I set a goal and fail that will be embarrassing.”
I do not know if you know the secret of success or not, but I am about to give it to you. You may want to write this down, put it someplace you will see it on a regular basis, and perhaps even say it out loud. This is good stuff! Are you ready? Here it is!
The secret to success: If you fall down seven times, get up eight!
Woo hoo!! Isn’t that amazingly profound? I hope you didn’t pass out from this amazing chunk of wisdom that I just passed along to you.
I hope you realize I am not being cocky, I am just being funny. It’s a weakness of mine. There I go again.
Anyway, the reason I am being so facetious is because this is so simple. If you fall down seven times, get up eight… if you fall down eight times, get up nine… if you fall down nine times, get up ten…you get the idea. Almost every person who is successful has been a successful failure. They have learned how to profit from their failure instead of letting it beat them. They have practiced what John Maxwell calls “failing forward.”
You see, what you gain and become by developing a plan of action to reach your goals is typically more valuable than actually reaching the goal. Even if you fail to reach your goal, the person you become by going through a goals program better prepares you to reach your next goal or even the same goal next time around. You are better prepared, more knowledgeable and most importantly, your suffering has produced perseverance, which produces character, which produces hope. “And hope does not disappoint us.” (Romans 5:3-5).
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Tommy Lanham is on a mission to break the monotony of the mundane and mediocre by bringing as much enthusiasm to as many businesses, ministries, marriages and individual lives as he possibly can because that is the power of enthusiasm!
He is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to ignite their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life-changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.
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