Oswald Chambers Quote

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The disciples went to sleep when they should have kept awake, and when they realized what they had done it produced despair.  Never let the sense of failure corrupt your new action.

From Matthew 26:45-46:  “Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and resting?  Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.  Rise!  Let us go!  Here comes my betrayer!'”

Elbert Hubbard Quotes

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Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) was an American writer, philosopher, and artist.  Much of his work became more recognized in the years following his death when both he and his wife perished with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania during World War I.

Lessons From Failure

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Around life’s corner

Failure’s waiting train

Our very fiber

Split open with pain


Chasing newest dreams

Success sometimes waits

Failure comes knocking

What will be life’s fate?



Failure hitting hard


Drawing life’s harsh card


Fear of failure breathes

Spreading, holds us back

Life fogging over

Success now off track


Vulnerable vibes

Feeling passed over

Alone in darkness

Where’s life’s sweet clover?


Lessons from failure

Past trials teach us

Embrace them and learn

Ride fortitude’s bus


With renewed purpose

Learn while improving

Plus motivation

Success now moving


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From the words of American writer, Meg Dowell:  “Failure will teach you to be vulnerable.  Failure will show you what it means to chase a dream.  More importantly, your past failures will change the way you value your successes.”