During thirty-plus years of business, leadership, and consulting, along with a lifetime of relationships, setbacks and victories, I have learned a few things about success and failure. A key trait of success is the ability to formulate a plan and walk out the activities necessary to see it happen. I have come to realize there are valuable by-products of failure such as determination, resilience and creativity.
In my experience, every opportunity for success also holds the risk of failure. My idea of success and the things God puts on my heart will be different from what God puts on your heart, and that’s the way it should be. The Word of God tells us what success looks like to Him, and you can extend that into your purpose for business, family, marriage, and personal development.
Success is persistence to accomplish a desired outcome no matter how long it takes. And failure is only final when you quit before the desired outcome is reached. ‘For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.’ Proverbs 24:16 TPT.
When you seek the Lord to discover your purpose, your failures become stepping stones to achieve a life of success.
Living My Purpose,
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