This is Mini Miracles from Minor Moments with Kate Halma and Linda Gullo. Welcome to Podcast # 75 on Failure can lead to a Brilliant Outcome?
Kate and Linda share on the value of failing. The lesson here is not to worry, because the trials you face may lead you onto the escalator of success.
As a small child, Linda shares how she worked hard in school. Spelling was something she really excelled at so when she misspelled the word “during” she shares how she felt. The lesson of the story is that she never forget how to spell the word during, nor did she forget the value of making a mistake. It is indeed okay for all of us to make mistakes, because there is a silver lining in doing so.
We all must learn. Roy T. Bennett in his writing The Light in the Heart says, “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” It is a concept that we must all embrace.
Kate shares the story of her husband’s successful business as a Dog Trainer at K-9 Motivation which he developed after he is was forced out of a job. She also shares of her own story about receiving a “pink slip” and how this turned out to be a blessing.
As Kate talks about her nieces learning to drive, it reminds Linda of her taking a driving test at the age of 16 in a snow storm. The reality of not passing the test, may have in the long run saved her. She ended up learning the skills of driving in sleet, snow and inclement weather! Trials often lead us to having a triumph and a greater perspective.
Our discussion led us to the understanding that giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak; sometimes it provides a means to becoming stronger and smart enough to move on.
Linda defined failure for us. Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective.It is a perception that can fuel us for success. It automatically rules out options and clarifies facts from fiction.
This is noted from a Forbes newsletter. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary tour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Denis Waitley
Is it from a failure to anticipate, perceive, or carry out a task?
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” Joel Osteen
Samuel West who opened the Museum of Failure in Sweden focuses on how we can all learn from failure, tells us to Accept failure as an essential aspect of progress & innovation!