Thankful for failures - Day 6

Managing Real Estate Broker with NCS Premier Real Estate Michigan Broker

I'm thankful for the many failures in my life.  Without failures, there would not be any success stories. A quote from John Maxwell, "Every successful person is someone who failed, yet never regarded himself as a failure." A few examples that we all know, the artist Vincent Van Gogh, sold only one painting in his lifetime, yet his paintings now set records for the sums they bring at auctions.  Thomas Edison, he's noted to be the most prolific inventors in history, yet as a youngster he was considered unteachable. Albert Einstein, the greatest thinker of our time, yet his teacher told his mother that he would never amount to anything. They may have failed a time or two, but they never considered themselves failures. 

I truly can look back at the many times I may have failed at something, missed the mark, or made a mistake.  I never considered myself a failure, because failing is not an option.  You must turn the page and press on.  I always thanked the good Lord for the ability and the opportunity to get it right or try again.  God is a God of second changes, and we all must keep trying and always moving forward. We all have a desired outcome of what we want, so don't stop until you get that outcome.  Just because you didn't get it right or if you did, then you can figure out what worked and what didn't work. Don't take your mistakes or failures personally, bounce back and continue on.  The key to bouncing back is in your attitude toward the outcome, so if you don't like the outcome, change it!  

So, the next time you think you may have made a mistake or an error, thank the good Lord for it, ask for forgiveness if you have too, and get the outcome you want.  So, yes, I'm thankful for my failures, all a learning curve to a better outcome.


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Desare Kohn-Laski Skye Louis Realty
Skye Louis Realty - Coconut Creek, FL
Residential Real Estate

Failures actually make us stronger. What matters most is how we dealt with those failures. Being able to stand after the fall is in fact a success!

Nov 17, 2018 01:01 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

If we don't fail, that means we haven't tried anything new. We can learn so much from the things we attempt that don't work out the way we wanted them to!

Nov 24, 2018 03:23 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I agree without failures we may not appreciate our successes as much. What an uplifting post,, Graziella.

Nov 29, 2018 07:35 PM #3
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Great post. Persistence can lead to great success. Failure can lead to lessons learned and a future of much success. -K

Dec 04, 2018 12:18 AM #4
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Thank You Debbie Reynolds and Kasey & John Boles wishing you all much success and a very Merry Christmas this year.

Dec 05, 2018 08:30 AM #5
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