January 5, 2015 — Leave a comment

How did you fail today?

It may be one of the best dinner-time questions we can ask our children.

It may be one of the best questions we can ask ourselves.

Edison had a different view of setbacks:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas A. Edison

Perhaps we need to shift our thinking about setbacks. Perhaps we need to celebrate them, learn from them, and recognize them as the signposts on the way to success.

I’ve learned that the blessings of wonder, growth and fulfillment most often lie just outside my comfort zone.

Our journey beyond the known, beyond the comfortable, will come with some setbacks.  In fact, our setbacks will confirm that we’re doing something right!

Let’s begin this week, this year, with a new perspective on failure.



Brady Beshear


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