Why it is ok…

The team was down by 2, there was less than five seconds on the clock, both feet were behind the three point line, the player pulled up and missed the shot. He started to hang his head and started to feel down but his team mates wouldn’t let him they cheered for him and made him feel like the champion.

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed

Michael Jordan

In 2007 I took my kids to the movies to watch the Disney movie, “Meet the Robinsons”. The movie was all about an orphan boys adventure traveling through time. The boy was a scientist and when he traveled to the future he meet a pretty strange family. One member of the family was working on something and when he helped that family member he did not actually fix the problem but made it a little worse. The family saw the failure the boy stood with bated breath and then the family cheered concerning his failure.

Do not be afraid to fail. I worked for a few years in a manufacturing plant, The plant had hourly goals for production and when goals were meet they were marked as green. One of the engineers told me something interesting. He said that, “we learn way more from from red hours than we do green ones”.

Today you and I and everyone everywhere will fail let us all learn adjust and try again and despite our failures we will be champions.

“Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” ― Oprah Winfrey