Within the ancestry of each of us lies experience after experience deemed a success, as well as some considered a failure. With every walk of life comes a certain degree of risk plagued by the overarching question, "Will I make it this time?" Often this is even followed by "Why try?"
Why try, indeed? Because there is an overwhelming desire, a passion, to live a dream and the unyielding desire, the tenacity, to see it happen. Once the vision is established it takes a combination of passion and tenacity to keep the momentum going. The passion drives you to put more energy into achieving that vision than ever before, much more than is necessarily required. It goes beyond enthusiasm or excitement requiring commitment of heart, mind, body and soul. Of course, with every accompliment there are setbacks. The tenacity is that persistent detemination, even in the face of adversity, to never give up.
Are you willing to take the risk? What if you fail?
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
What if these famous failures had not gone on to fulfill their destinies?
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I have lost almost 300 games.
On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed.
I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
What failures have led to your successes?