A young lady was promoted to Senior Vice President of External Affairs for a large corporation at the young age of thirty-two. This great honor was far beyond her wildest dreams and the opportunity of a lifetime. This was the job that men twice her age had worked a lifetime to achieve. Frightened by the responsibility she was undertaking she sought the advice of a respected and seasoned state senator on how to be a good leader. “What is the most important thing for me to do as vice president?” she asked. “Make right decisions,” said the senator. “How do I make right decisions?” asked the young vice president. “Experience” replied the senator. Exasperated, the young vice president said, “But how do I get experience?” “Wrong decisions,” said the senator.
We all fail throughout life. It’s a disappointing feeling to fail; but as illustrated above, sometimes the best way to be successful is to allow ourselves to make mistakes, learning from them and moving forward through the disappointment.
If we are stuck focusing on the disappointment of our failures, we need to ask God to help us look for what we can learn from them and how we can become better. Otherwise, we will miss out on so much that God has in store for our lives.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill
But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead…