Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, inventor)

Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid, put it another way, “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” Failure is no one’s goal in life, but ultimate success in any venture may involve many disappointments along the way. It’s the persistence, as well as the creative mind, that has led to the many discoveries and technical improvements we enjoy today.

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).