Picture 8          Positivity of Failure

I was fortunate enough to be raised by a grandfather who thought failing was the most positive thing you could do. He would say, “The more you fail the more you learn. The more you learn the more you grow. The more you grow the more you go, and the more you go the more you can share.”

Failure teaches:

Humility – the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people. When it comes to failing it is something we all do daily. Knowing and accepting this will allow you to take the next risk in the adventure.

Dependence – the state of needing something or someone else for support. In life we do nothing by ourselves. Someone has come along side of us or someone has come before us. It is OK to look for and accept help, encouragement and success.

Things don’t always work out the first time. – I will always remember my first Boy Scout camping trip. I had planned, packed, bought the food, and felt I was ready. We arrived in the rain, no fire, cold food straight out of the can, wet sleeping bag, and a long night. Not what I expected, not what was planned, but I survived and learned how to be ready for the next time.

Correction of the course – When you are heading down the path and realize something is wrong, STOP and evaluate. Making a correction is OK, it was just a slight detour in the long road.

Character – the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves. Often times failure will bring out the best in a person showing their true inner self. Pressure can produce coal or diamonds.

Perseverance – steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Perseverance is the “stick to it ness” that keeps you going through the disappointments of failure to achieve success.

Endurance – the ability or strength to continue to the end, despite fatigue, stress, adverse conditions. It is stamina. The will to go on in the face of what others may think, say, or do to discourage you. Mind over body wins every time. Training your mind and your actions will follow.

Wrangler   D.W.(Dick)Powell  Wrangler

Earth Wind Fire Water Training and Development 727-422-1833 Dick@EWFW.org

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