What do all these people have in common?
Some of you would say successful people. What if I told you they had a common trait of Failure, but they conquered anyway?
Abe Lincoln failed one election after another and suffered from depression. Michael Jordan didn't make his high school basketball team. Walt Disney was told he lacked imagination. Henry Ford's businesses left him broke five times before he had his break through. Elvis Presley was told by his music teacher he should give up.
Failure doesn't mean you should give up. It's an opportunity for success, that is a learning opportunity. Thomas Edison a fellow failure said "I have not failed, I have found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Greatness is to conquer mountains. It's going to be a long way to the top. It will be messy. You will fall. You will fail, but you have the choice to continue to get back up and continue to go on and never give up. So far I'm probably on my 999th attempt but who's counting. I will conquer my mountains someday but for now I will enjoy the walk in between.
I believe whole heartedly, we were created by the maker of mountains and the one who can move them. As a child of his I can move mine.
If you don't have the bruise, the scrapes and the dirt, how do you have a story to tell?
The world might not be ready for you yet because greatness always catches people by surprise.
May perseverance be your friend.