“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.
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.