Categories: General Date: Jul 31, 2009 Title: Jotting Judi
I have never met a person who has not failed at one time or another in their life. It is not failing that is the problem; but what one does after the failure. To accept failure as the final end is to become a true failure. Looking at failure as a learning tool contributes to one’s growth.
Beethoven’s music teacher once told him that as a composer, he was a failure.
Winston Churchill failed 6th grade.
Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper because his ideas were no good.
Einstein was four-years-old before he spoke. His speech was impaired until he was nine. Henry Ford forgot to put a reverse gear in his first car.
Charles Shultz’s art was turned down by his high school year book—He is the creator of “Peanuts.”
Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.
Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times (but he also hit 714 home runs).
Whistler failed chemistry and engineering. He failed at West Point, then, he tried art.
Thomas Edison failed and failed at finding the right elements for the light bulb, but he didn’t give up. Later he said “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
He was down 50-1 and no one thought he could win the race! But “Mine That Bird” gave it his all and won the 2009 Kentucky Derby. He may have come from obscurity, but it was the finish that counted!
A maxim by educator Thomas H. Palmer, written is 1840 to his students says this: “Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again, If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again.”
“…let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith…” Heb. 12:1-2