Our greatest fear in life should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. (Francis Chan, educator and author)

Most of us will go to great lengths to avoid failing. Whether it’s in our social, academic, or personal life, we want to be successful, to always win even in the lesser pursuits of life. But, as Chan suggests, perhaps the more important issue has to do with priorities. Our efforts should be toward achieving goals that have great value, not fearing failure in lesser efforts.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)