Are you prepared to fail?

Some of Seth Godin’s posts are the shortest.

This one had me thinking this morning.

Here’s the concept:  We all say that we’re ok to fail.  It’s ok if we try something new and it doesn’t work out ok… we’ll just try something else.

But very few of us are willing to risk anything in the process, other than a little bit of time or money.

Here’s a quote Seth shares from David Chang:

“We’re hoping to succeed; we’re okay with failure. We just don’t want to land in between.”

Seth’s response:

He’s serious. Lots of people say this, but few are willing to put themselves at risk, which destroys the likelihood of success and dramatically increases the chance of in between.


I don’t want to be ‘in between’.

Kind of reminds me of New Testament “luke-warm”.

And we know what happens if we’re luke-warm.


Read more here…



  • Pastor Shane February 20, 2012 Reply

    The good Lord knows that I have 2 speeds (reminds me of our puppy) full speed ahead and napping.
    When God desires to “test” me — he kicks the car out of gear and let’s me coast for a while. It drives me nuts.
    To not see todays objective and be working toward completion — is a faith building exercise for me.
    So I fully appreciate Seth’s thought.
    The land of in between is the land where my faith is tested and the potential for growth is tremendous — but I am uncomfortable Travel’n those roads.
    Perhaps this line of thought isn’t where Seth was going but it is where I went so…. “Thanx Seth”

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