“Failing is not a disgrace unless you make it the last chapter of your book.”
– Jack Hyles
Jack Hyles Failing is Not a Disgrace Quote Commentary
The only person who can decide how far you go in life and who can decide your ultimate success spells his or her name this way: Y-O-U. That’s right-you are in the driver’s seat of your life. The buck stops with you. For many people, this is a scary thought. They don’t want to be the ultimate decision maker in their lives. Why? There will be nobody else to blame. There will be no set of circumstances, either in the present or in the past, that can be safely blamed when things just don’t pull together in your life. This might seem terrifying, but it is also good news. The good news is that when you realize that you are in control and you have the ultimate power of choice in your life, you can choose to take responsibility. You can choose to stop blaming. And you can choose to start taking action.
The world rewards action
You see, the world is quite objective. It doesn’t care what your motivations are or your intentions. All it cares about is what you do with your time. It looks at the results of your actions. That is your reality. If you are having a tough time with your plans. If things don’t seem to want to pan out when it comes to your finances and your goals, you should focus on making the right decision. And pushing through with it. In other words, focus on where you need to go and give it everything you have. Don’t stop until you achieve your goals. This is what separates people who succeed and people who keep changing their minds and others who don’t even get to the point where they take a swing. You have to step up to the plate, take a shot, and keep taking a shot. Life rewards action.
Tap the power of grace
When you live a grace-filled life, you live a life that is filled with trust. Trust is the glue of faith. When you trust that God has the best plans for you, your faith will give you the strength to keep going forward when it is so easy to simply quit. Your faith will give you the power and motivation to keep experimenting and keep pushing forward until you achieve success. Tap this power. This power doesn’t come from outside of you. It doesn’t depend on what others feel like giving you. It is completely internal. This internal, inexhaustible power is what will take you to the places you want to go in life.