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my failure…can help.

Published on April 12th, 2013

failure mainMy failure…OK…my failures in life can actually help others.  I think sometimes we fight this.  We hide our failures.  We bury them.  We throw them in closets hoping they never crawl out with untimely announcements.  All of this work in hiding our failures leads to passivity.  We blame others.  We drift relationally.  And we replace our passion in life with isolation.  What if…

What if we made the choice to get real with ourselves and with others?  What if we allowed our failures in life to be something that helps others experiencing the same kind of disappointment?  What if we didn’t allow the past to eat our future?  Here’s what it takes.  No hiding.  No running.  No blaming…just a big does of humility that encourages others to begin again.  What if we did that?

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”  Winston Churchill




2 Responses

  1. Jean Mitchell

    LOVE don’t allow the past to eat our future. Good for us all, but especially for Heather to come home and not let the past dictate her future…..Hope & pray she can do it!!!!

  2. Nancy Nicely

    One of the reasons I am now 18 years sober is because many brave people were willing to share their “failures” with me all those years ago. Knowing they had hit bottom, and still managed to recover helped me understand I could do that too. The so-called failures of others was an incredible gift. Love this message.

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