What is The Worst Thing That Can happen?
August 15th, 2008
I have been thinking about success and failure a lot lately. I have been reading and reading about people who were successful in meeting their goals. The thing that keeps standing out to me is that many of them really felt they did not have any particular talents. They did have a burning desire to succeed. They had a dream and they never lost sight of it. They never wavered. year after year they kept plugging away, eye fixed on the goal.
The reverse is true also. I have read of some amazingly talented people who never did a thing. They expected the world to beat a path to their door, and it did not. They wasted their talents. They were lazy and whinny. The slipped into nothingness.
it seems on the path to success it is more important to have umph than raw talent. Now that does not mean no talent. They worked, and worked hard to perfect what talents they did have. They used the little natural talent they had and worked very, very hard to gain more. They perfected their skills. They were always learning and searching for ways to become better. If the chance came along to learn something new- they took it.
Which person are we? Do we value what God has given us and work to turn it into all it can be? Or do we dig a hole and hide out talents in the ground, afraid to step out into the unknown? What is the worst thing that could happen if you reached for your dream? Failure? Humm, it depends on your definition of failure. If learning and growing is failure, maybe. I would not call it that though. I think that through that process you might find yourself lead in a different direction. Your goal may change as God shows you where he wants your gifts used. Is that failure? Not in my book! Hugs, Barbara