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.




One Comments

  • Jeff Ruble July 1, 2013 Reply

    Todd, I have coined a phrase “it’s. better to have tried and failed than to never tried at all.”While we are working for the Lord,I think about all the people in Gods word.We are just like them. Take Jonah if God ead through with him he would never had that fish for him.But God still used him for His service.If we never failed then we would never grow. I have failed many times in my 47 yrs. here. But one thing I know, His grace is enough. I learned it draws me closer to Him who had never failed.

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