Daring to fail….

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.    ~John F. Kennedy

I like the challenge in the above quote but I realize that it doesn’t fit with what we grow up believing about failure…

I wonder how life would be different if we embraced failure as a part of living.

I wonder how I would be different if I was as willing to talk about my failures as I am to share what I am confident about…

I am going to begin to name ways that I might achieve more greatly by failing more miserably…

The one instance that comes to mind is the whole development of my cardiovascular system. I must be willing to fail in order to succeed. I am struck by how often I feel like I am failing and yet every time I get a bit further before I fail. In that I am succeeding….it is a crazy concept and I am guessing there are other instances in my life to apply the challenge by John F Kennedy….

Where do you need to risk failing in order to embrace and celebrate great success?


Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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