Success (or Disappointment)

The only real failure is the failure to try, and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. (Deborah Moggach, British writer)

Moggach offers two really important ideas. Some people don’t want to try something new because they’re afraid it won’t work. The fear of failure often keeps a lot of people from moving ahead. The other observation has to do with disappointment. Everyone faces it from time to time. How we overcome it and move on is a success in itself and should be celebrated.

Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed. (Proverbs 23:17-19)