Wins and Losses

Though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him.
            —Psalm 37:24

You have failed.

The first time you tried to walk, you fell. The first time you tried to swim, you sank. The first time you swung a bat, you connected with—air. But you’ve had a lot of wins since.

Winners have experienced a lot of failures getting to the top.

Macy’s. Everybody knows that name. But did you know that R.H. Macy failed seven times before his New York store hit pay dirt?

British author John Creasey captivated millions of readers with his more than 600 novels. But he received 753 rejection letters before a publisher signed him.

Babe Ruth, arguably the greatest baseball player in history, had 714 career home runs. But “The Sultan of Swat” struck out 1,330 times getting there.

You have failed—but you’re not a failure.

It isn’t fatal to try and fail.
It is fatal to fail to try.

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