Saturday, May 25, 2013
New Post: "Our Failures Dont Define Us, What Does Is..."
This week has been extremely busy for me, and
it has changed what you will read here today.
I have had many ideas for what to write,
but little time to develop the ideas further and to edit them.
I am blessed by God to have many thoughts to share,
the struggle is often which to develop and dig into.
Today though, I write about failures...
then I show you what someone else says about them.
Our Failures Dont Define Us, What Does Is...
What we do next.
Will you sit and complain about the person who contributed to your failure?
Will you blame an entire group for your demise?
Will you grow angry and curse God.
Will you call it “fate”, and take it as part of life?
Maybe you will react to your shortcoming with all of these, and more...
but the important thing is what you do next.
Will you learn from it?
Will you strive to overcome?
Will you re-define your goals and find a new way to live?
Will you seek help?
And will you turn to a higher-power than yourself-
for the helpful guidance you need most?
And then, when life seems to have improved,
what do you do next?
Teach someone else.
Share your knowledge and experience.
Admit your flaws and mistakes,
then tell the story of what you learned on the process.
I like what Regi Campbell has to say about it,
so I am copying his letter in this week’s post below:
6 Reasons Mentors Tell 'Failure' Stories (and why mentees listen!)
I’m a leader. Not bragging. Didn’t really set out to be. But through fifteen startup companies, five CEO jobs, a couple of church starts and a few other ministry launches, I’ve been cast as a leader. Years ago (thirteen to be exact), I bought into the idea that more time with fewer people yields greater impact. I began mentoring eight young leaders each year, spending three hours each month pouring what I’ve learned, i.e. ‘what’s in my cup’… into theirs.
That last sentence sums it up nicely, “Tell others where you have screwed up, and let them learn from your mistakes.”
And that is why I wrute this blog...to share what I have learned in overcoming the struggles of my failures and mistakes.