Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. ~ Zig Ziglar
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
…when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2
What Failure Is Not …. (John Maxwell – Failing Forward)
1 – It’s not unavoidable.
2 – It’s not an event (Don’t let the outside inside)
3 – It’s not objective (It’s based on your perception)
4 – It’s not the enemy
5 – It’s not irreversible
6 – It’s not a stigma
7 – It’s not final
“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception and response to failure. Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people’s ability to achieve and to accomplish whatever their minds and hearts desire.”
How To Turn Failure Into Success
1) Don’t be afraid to fail.
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3
The average entrepreneur has 3.8 failures before a business success. ~ Lisa Amos – Tulane Univ
2) Go forward knowing failed attempts will happen.
Get over procrastination. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
3) Pray … But don’t let prayer be your excuse for
“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception and response to failure. Nothing else has the same kind of impact on people’s ability to achieve and to accomplish whatever their minds and hearts desire.” ~ John Maxwell
4) Choose to learn from and be better because of
So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Learning Experience… Humility, patience, dependence
Skill development, Talent Discovery, strength
5) Learn what you can from others but do not
compare yourself to the success or failure of others.
6) Stay close to God at all times and seek to grow in
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:5-8