For the past few weeks I’ve had the word failure ringing in my ears. Specifically something said to me when I was interviewing for the job I currently have. I was told that failure was not looked down upon, and that I would be allowed the opportunity to fail from time to time. Over the past year I haven’t failed much, if at all. And to be honest, it’s been bothering me. Why haven’t I failed? Is it because I’m a great planner, and overseer of Children’s Ministry (which may or may not be true) or is it because I haven’t really taken BIG risks since I’ve been here?
As I sat in a meeting this week, our pastor was teaching about the characteristics of a growing environment. One characteristic was that a growing environment is a place were failure is not an enemy. (I believe his teaching originated from something John Maxwell had done.)
I’m thinking there might be different types of failure, and tomorrow I’ll share my thoughts on it. Before then, how about some thoughts on learning to live without a fear of failure.
Come on, any failure scaredy-cats out