Failure is an event. . .it’s not who you are. Failure is never final if you have the God-given desire and direction to change your destiny.
Here are the A to Z’s on how to turn failure straight into success.
A-Admit it when you mess up. The best way to overcome failure is to face it, learn from it and move on.
Proverbs 28:13 in The Living Bible says:
“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.”
B-Boldy refuse to accept failure as final regardless of how badly you may have messed up.
On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmond Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest . . . 29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts.
People remember his triumph but few people know that he failed in his first attempt a year earlier.
Later he was asked to speak to an audience that recognized his first attempt at greatness even though he failed. But Edmund Hillary didn’t see himself as a failure.
He walked to the edge of the platform, made a fist and pointed at a picture of Mount Everest. Then he said in a loud voice:
“Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I’ll beat you the next time because you’ve grown all you are going to grow… but I’m still growing!”
When you and I can accept failure as a learning experience. . .we will keep growing and ultimately succeed.
C-Concentrate on what you want to accomplish.