Fear and Excuses

12 02 2009

We are taking a deeper look at the book of Hebrews in church. This past week was a close look at fear. As I’ve camped on it this week, and unpacked it even further in small group tonight I realized something about fear in my life.

Two fears I deal with at varying levels are failure and abandonment. Like I said, they come and go at different levels…and now I’m looking at my life this week in a different filter I’ve had a revelation about failure.

Failure will do one of two things. It will either motivate you or deter you. It will pick you up, or pull you down. People either run in fear of it, or…if you’re Thomas Edison then you embrace it…learn from it…and use it to make the path to success. In the words of Edison, “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

I want 2009 to be filled with success…but I know failure will be a part of this year too. I will embrace failure and learn from it. In the end, there is no excuse…only lessons. My motto, my drink for the year,

Breathe In & Smile Out,