“Failure is not an option.” – someone in the movie Apollo 13.
When I was a kid, I had a shirt with that exact phrase on it. Thanks mom. You know, because I was a big fan of the film as a kid and I definitely didn’t want to be a failure when I “grew up,” I remember wearing it proudly and often meditating on those words. So much that do this day I’m scared to be a “failure.”
Can’t fail…never fail…failing is bad…it’s actually worse than bad…it’s not even an option…but what if I DO fail? I guess I’ll have to burn the shirt.
Now you can understand my train-wreck of a thought-process.
Fast forward 15 years. I’m in my 30′s. I’m a husband. A father of four. A brother. Follower of Jesus. Friend. Entrepreneur.
Do you think I’ve failed? There is no question that I have failed so many people, so many times in each of category above.
Is failure still not an option? I say it’s the only option. In fact, it’s a requirement for growth and forward motion and success.