You’ll never be a winner until you risk being a loser. Stephen McCranie said, “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”
I love the way gymnast gold medalist Simone Biles said it: “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.”
Taking risks doesn’t mean every endeavor will succeed, and that’s okay. Some of life’s best lessons come from failures. Ask any businessman. Or athlete. Or addict.
Yes, addict. No one does recovery perfectly. I tried several recovery groups before I landed on the one that worked for me. I tried half the therapists in Texas before finding the right one. I had more breakdowns in my recovery than the ’66 Mercury I drove in high school.
But I stayed at it. I lack a lot of positive character traits, but persistence is not among them. Persistence wins the day. Nothing is more important to your recovery.
Recovery Step: Stay at the task, as you praise the one “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works within us” (Ephesians 3:20).