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From. Tragedy. to. Triumph. Four Facts about Failure. We all fail. “We are all failures—at least the best of us are.” ~ J.M. Barrie. Four Facts about Failure. The more we attempt the greater the chance of failure. “The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.”
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From Tragedy to Triumph
Four Facts about Failure We all fail
“We are all failures—at least the best of us are.” ~ J.M. Barrie
Four Facts about Failure The more we attempt the greater the chance of failure
“The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.” ~ Francis Picabia
“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” ~ Thomas J. Watson
“The secret of life is not avoiding all failure, but in learning how to get up once you have made a mistake.” ~ Jim Buchan
Four Facts about Failure Failure has a way of consuming us
“Failures take on a life of their own because the brain remembers incomplete tasks or failures longer than any success or completed activity… When a project or a thought is completed, the brain places it in a
special memory. The brain no longer gives the project priority… But failures have no closure. The brain continues to spin the memory, trying to come up with ways to fix the mess.” ~ Perry Buffington
Four Facts about Failure Failure does not have to be final
From Tragedy to Triumph Admit You Have a Problem 1.
“Houston, we have a problem.” ~ Jim Lovell
Let’s go down to the Jordan River, where there are plenty of logs. There we can build a new place for us to meet.” 2 Kings 6:2 (NLT)
“Ah, my lord. It was a borrowed ax!” 2 Kings 6:4 (NLT)
People who cover over their sins will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NLT)
People fail in direct proportion to their willingness to accept excuses for their failure.
“He who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
From Tragedy to Triumph Identify the Source of the Problem 2.
“If you ruthlessly deal with your sins, the roots of many failures will vanish. The blessing of God will be released, which brings the only true and lasting success.” ~ Jim Buchan
From Tragedy to Triumph Keep Failure in Perspective 3.
PERSPECTIVES ON FAILURE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE, NOT PERFECTION RECOGNIZE YOUR LIMITATIONS LEARN WHAT YOU CAN & MOVE ON
“Don’t call it a failure. Call it an education!” ~ Thomas Edison
“It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose your cow.” ~ Texas Saying
…I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)
PERSPECTIVES ON FAILURE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE, NOT PERFECTION RECOGNIZE YOUR LIMITATIONS LEARN WHAT YOU CAN & MOVE ON REALIZE IT’S OKAY TO FAIL
“When we give ourselves permission to fail, we at the same time give ourselves permission to excel.” ~ Eloise Ristad
“Fall seven times. Stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb
From Tragedy to Triumph Apply the Cross of Christ to the Problem 4.
From Tragedy to Triumph Reach Out and Accept God’s Miracle 5.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
“In a miracle of grace, even our personal failures can become tools in God’s hands.” ~ Philip Yancey
It’s your response to failure that determines if it will become a tragedy or a triumph.
From Tragedy to Triumph