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Failure: Not Just Another Opportunity--Part II*
A Ministry Health "Snippet" Collection
Thomas F. Fischer, M.Div., M.S.A.
The only lasting failure is the one we will not try to change.
When you have nothing left but God, then for the first time you become aware that God is enough.
If you think you have given enough, think again. There is always more to give and
someone to give it to.
Norman Vincent Peale
It isn't that some can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem.
There isn't any formula or method. You learn to succeed by failing.
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by
Failure is nothing else but a chance to do better.
If you keep saying that things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Not to decide is to decide.
Dinosaurs died because they couldn't change. Don't be a dinosaur.
Failure never robs tomorrow of it's success, it only saps today of its joy.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
When, in the pursuit of success, we have given everything we have, we are ready to receive what we really, really need.
It is the nature of man as he grows older to protest against changes, particularly
change for the better.
The most useless day is that in which we have not laughed.
I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.
Learning to cope is a skill for life, not a way of life. In failure, we gain the opportunity to learn to cope and, by that learning, we learn a better way of life.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high,
look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat
On earth there are no perfect accomplishments, just a long string of failures at the feet of a few brilliant successes.
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how
you're going to live. Now.
The notion that there might be a better or more opportune time to try has cost many people a lifetime of regret and sorrow.
Failure is nothing else but a chance to try again...better, wiser, and more effectively.
Planning is brining the future into the present so that you can do something about it.
We are no greater than our failures and the lessons we have learned from them.
Thomas F. Fischer
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