You're like a tea bag - not worth much till you've been through some hot water


Have you ever failed or made a mistake? Good, then this is for you. The fact that you've failed is proof that you're not finished. It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that makes all the difference. Psalms 37:23-24 says, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.


If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded. The man who never makes a mistake must get awfully tired of doing nothing. Failure may look like a fact, but it's just an opinion. The death of your dream will not be accomplished by a major failure. Its death will come from indifference and apathy. The best way to go on after a failure is to learn the lesson and forget the details.

Failure can become a weight or it can give you wings.Remember the old poem that says:


Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint to the clouds of doubt.

And you never can tell how close you are,

it may be near when it seems so far.

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,

it's when things seem worse that you must not quit.

-John Mason, from the book,  You're Born An Original Don't Die A Copy