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Develop A Culture Of "Risk"

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

"Failure is the inevitable companion of a large vision. No one can take on a significant and difficult challenge without stumbling a few times. The important thing is how we respond. The goal is not a fail-safe record but a pattern of increasing effectiveness."

- Billy Graham

We all hate to fail. I know that I do. And yet when I look at the great people in history, such as the inventor Thomas Edison, or the great leader Abraham Lincoln - their paths to greatness were checkered with failure. In fact, many failures.

We will never get to the glorious places in ministry and in life if we just play it safe. We must risk. And where there is risk, there inevitably will be failure.

In your church and ministry, encourage risk. Applaud faith. And give people the freedom to fail. When you allow and cultivate a culture of risk, great things will happen.


Those are great quotes. I worked under a great leader who encouraged us to "push it until it breaks, than turn it back a notch."
Greg from Faith First Fitness

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