Commentary

July 19, 2013

Chaplain thoughts

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“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

~Abraham Lincoln

There is much truth in the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” Success is in large part about trial and error. Henry Ford said about failure, “It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” We only fail when we become content with less, with mediocrity, with what’s convenient. Do you want more out of life? If so, stretch yourself. Try new things, try things a different way, don’t settle for mediocre – have vision, be determined, set priorities and be accountable.

Blessings from Above …

 

 




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