How to fail

Seth Godin wrote something recently that I think is totally true.

Successful people fail often, and, worth noting, learn more from that failure than everyone else.

I have the opportunity to work with a ton of really healthy churches… and  I can tell you that this is a value in each and everyone one of them.

Every one of them fails.

And every one of them learns from their failures so that they can do better next time.

If you look at failure as a negative in your ministry, you probably won’t fail much.

And if you don’t fail much, you probably won’t get much right either.

This ‘reaching people’ stuff is important stuff.  We need to be willing to stick our necks out there, risk a little, and see what works.  If we don’t, we’re destined to only more of the same.

via Seth’s Blog: How to fail.

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  1. Jeff Ruble

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