Over years of reading books on the art of success it’s my well-read opinion that most people that write such books do not have the foggiest idea what they are talking about.
Admittedly, I know more about failure than I do about success, and thus I know a lot about getting up and going on when things go wrong. Most truly successful people know more about overcoming failure than they do about reaching the pinnacle of stellar success. A noted General had this say about success:
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Colin Powell.
An old line on success posits, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This is true and often failure to factor in what you want to happen, and how to cause it to happen are not dealt with with the intense scrutiny necessary. The “want to” is there in emotional spades, but recognition of the failure factors is overlooked, or is handled with an intense hope they will go away. They won’t!
Some years ago I shared this thought with my readers:
“I know a man who uses a simple, yet largely unused method in solving problems. He first writes out the nature of the problem, then searches to see if there is a similar problem identified in the scripture. He then writes out a biblical definition of the problem and the biblical solutions. He then asks, ‘How can I fit this solution to my problem?’ The answer will come.”
When all has failed, learn to take stock and ask the Lord, “What are the lessons you have for me?” All failures contain lessons that may have the answers for success in your next project!
One of the greatest successes for anyone is found in this statement:
“The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes.”
Luke 18:41 "What do you want Me to do for you?" Jesus to a blind man.
Copyright © 2017 Larry Lilly
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