I guest posted on Take Your Vitamin Z:
Yesterday I met Seth Godin, while blogging for the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit. Godin’s a walking soundbite. One gem yesterday was, “If failure is not an option, you can be sure that success isn’t either.”
Godin’s point is that rarely do you hit perfection right out of the gates. Success is usually iterative.
This got me thinking about the Church. How much do we fear failure? Does it indicate we didn’t hear God right? Does Jesus lead us disciples (“learners”) through lessons in the school of hard knocks, intentionally letting us fail to grow us?
Kind of brings a new meaning to “epic fail.”