If You’ve Never Failed, You’ve Never Lived [video]

To be successful in life you’ve got to take risks, big risks.  You’ve got to try things that might not work.  You’ve got to chase dreams that might not be fulfilled.

The people who live the greatest lives are not the ones who never fail.  They’re the people who learn from their failures, get back up, and try again.

Take a look at this video featuring the some of the greatest “failures” of all time.

My first attempt at starting OurChurch.Com failed. After a year, I was broke and had to get another job. While working that full time job, we changed business models, and essentially restarted the company.  It took 2 1/2 long years of hard work before the business grew to the point where I could leave that job and do OurChurch.Com full-time again.  We’re not Google or anything, but now we have 8 people on staff and serve more than 14,000 users and clients.

Not that I’ve got this one down or anything. I still struggle with the fear of failure and the temptation to play it safe on a regular basis.

But I want to encourage you…

Don’t let past failures keep you down!

Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from pursuing your dreams!

Do you have a story to tell from your own life of bouncing back from failure?  What dream are you holding back on because you’ve been afraid it might fail?

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