STOP AND THINK – If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. (G. K. Chesterton, 20th century English writer and Christian apologist)

Chesterton’s statement seems contrary to the popular, “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” Other authors have explained the thought: “In other words, it’s better to try and fail, and then improve with practice, rather than simply to fail to try at all.” We can learn to keep trying even when we’re not doing well; in time, we can succeed.

The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down (Psalm 145:14). For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again (Proverbs 24:16).