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Always Triumphant in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14)
So many people today suffer with all kinds of addictions: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit forming. When we think of addictions, most likely we think of drugs or alcohol. But the interesting thing is that we don’t hear or talk about the addiction to failure.
Addiction to failure is learned through habitually quitting or giving up and continuing in patterns or habits that produce the wrong results. You can have all the right knowledge, but hold on to the wrong beliefs or behaviors, and you will tend to encounter failure more than success. In turn, you blame someone or something for those results, which gives you a false reason for your failure.
Everybody will fail, but to fail well means you learn from your mistakes and then purpose not to regret them. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” You can’t play the blame game and expect success. To be successful, learn to persevere — no matter what hurt or difficulties you may experience.
Successful people aren’t the “lucky ones;” they are the people who work hard and persevere — that is, they fail well. You must take complete responsibility for the decisions in your life and purpose to get up every time you are knocked down, then you will begin to break the addiction to failure.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 5:42 AM MDT
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