Picture this...

Circa 2000. I’ve failed many times in my life. I’ve also had many successes. Both extremes have been part of my life. "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat", I have lived through both.

While victory and success have driven me forward to do greater things, I’ve probably learned more from failure. That’s because long ago, I decided to let failure be my life coach, inviting it to teach me what I REALLY needed to know.

Along the way, I decided that I would win in life. I also decided to live a life that would make a difference long after I was gone. I didn’t want to be someone who lived comfortably now, but did nothing to make the world (or my local community) a better place. I also decided to help other men succeed where I had failed, and to teach them to be husbands and fathers in ways that I wasn’t taught.

Think about it...

Failure can rob us of who we CAN be. It is how we handle failure that will truly define us. There is a difference between failing and failure. We all fail at some point in something. But it is we who allow the label "failure" to fall on us. When you fail and learn you grow. When you don't learn it is because failure has become a comfortable friend. You don't need friends like that!