Denzel Washington urges us to fail big because only through failure and persistence can we learn new skills and grow into the author and the human being God intends us to be.
These failures are essential stepping stones on our journey to success.
Fear of failure is not rational. I will never succeed the first time I do anything. Neither will you. To expect otherwise is nonsense. We all fail far more than we succeed.
I work my hardest to succeed, as I should, even though my hard work may not guarantee success in this moment.
When I fall short, I embrace the opportunity to learn with gratitude, if not joy. I know that with persistence and determination, my eventual success is guaranteed.Failures and setbacks are temporary, unless you quit, and will guide you to your ultimate destination. Click To Tweet
What went wrong and why? What lessons can you draw from the experience? Use these insights to refine your approach and strengthen your writing skills.
One of my favorite passages on persistence is Proverbs 24:16: For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.
No matter how many times you fail, get up and try one more time.
I encourage you to embrace this mindset, because your success truly is guaranteed so long as you persist with determination.
Thank you for sharing your journey!
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