How To Respond To Failure: Part 3
November 25, 2008 1 Comment
Part 3: Keep Taking Risks
Hard for me to say this because I’m not that great at it! But I’m learning.
A couple of years ago I went out and spent $7000 on lawn mowing equipment. The next day I got a phone call saying that all of my accounts had been underbid. I lost thousands of dollars. Bummer, huh? Well, it was very significant for me. I am not a natural risk taker so it meant something for me to take this risk. It made me into more of a man. I ended up getting more yards and I didn’t even feel the loss. I did gain the thrill of taking a risk and overcoming the negative circumstances. This something we all have to have in us. The discipline to take risks.
We can’t succeed in life without taking risks. How can we ever be sure about anything? Nothing is really set in stone. We have to trust God.
And furthermore, if we wait until we have guaranteed success we will never start.
We took McAllister for his first swim when he was only one month old. Why? Because we don’t want him to be afraid of water. We want him to be free from the fear of taking risks.
What is one risk that you need to take right now?
Break up with a girlfriend, ask for a raise, get a job, have the tough conversation, make the right decision, change your major.
I think the failure is when we refuse to try again
Is there a dream that you’ve buried?
Are running from God because you are scared of failing?
Are running from leadership?
Let’s turn the negative “what ifs” upside down:
What if you overcome your sin?
What if you make a lot of money?
What if it does work?
What if you’ve been qualified for years?
What if people think you are an inspiration?
What if you become extremely successful?
What if you make great decisions?
What if you live to be above average and different?
What if you become excellent in something?
What if you succeed?