Thursday, June 4, 2009

Failing Forward

Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of

Here are some things to remember when something you attempt fails:

Failure is an event, not a person.

Failure isn’t final.

Failure is often the first step toward success.

A ministry that has stopped failing has stopped growing.

Failure is not an option, it is a necessity.

If you fail and don’t learn from it, you’ve failed twice. Don’t waste a failure.

The antidote to the fear of failure isn’t success, but small doses of failure. (Credit to Mark Batterson for a similar quote.)

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I am a husband to Eva, father of 4, pastor, and most of all passionate follower of Jesus Christ. The focus of my life is to make the most of every opportunity God gives me to bring glory to Him. Outside of the time spent in my role as a pastor, I spend most of my time with my family -- a good deal of that coaching various sports teams that my children are involved with. Every fall and winter you will find me rushing to the woods of Indiana and West Virginia in search of a monster whitetail buck.