"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." ~Robert F. Kennedy
Sometimes the fear of failing stops me from beginning a new project. All the thoughts of "I can't" and "I'll fail at this" play through my head. I look into the future and all I see is a dead end.
You know what I love about the quote in today's post? It's how Kennedy puts a positive spin on failure. "... dare to fail greatly ... " I like the sound of that. Do I dare to fail greatly? Do I throw myself into my passion, knowing that, yes, I might fail--but I may just achieve even more than I imagine.
Is pursuing my dream--my dreams--worth the risk of failing? Absolutely. If I fail, I'll figure out what I did wrong and try again. I'll ask for help from someone who's succeeded. I've learned there's always someone willing to come alongside me and help or pray--or do both.
In Your Words: Does the thought of failure prevent you from pursuing your dreams? What one thing is worth daring to fail greatly? Has someone come alongside you and helped you when you've struggled?
Labels: Beth K. Vogt, failure, In Others' Words, quotes