Plan Ahead

Failure and Success

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Author:Jaime Menor Jr. 

Benjamin Franklin said “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail” Later Winston Churchill famously modified it to “Failing to plan is planning to fail”.  Now, I tell you this, “Failing to plan is a deliberate act of planning to fail”,  but this does not concludes, that if you plan to succeed you won’t fail –  “If you haven’t experienced failing, maybe you are afraid of trying  uncomfortable things that you’d love to do.”

Do you know that failure is a hammer that tempers the “sword of success”, so if you want to get really good at something, ready yourself in circumstances of “failing”, for nothing great has ever been achieved without consistent effort in the face of seemingly insurmountable “problems”, look at all the great men and women throughout history of mankind you’ll notice that they had one thing in common. They failed, and they failed often, so if you want to succeed in life, you will need not only to study the element of success but you should also study the element and the phenomenon of failure. You need to learn how to deal with failure in order to become an unstoppable and effective person.

I recommend  you to watch the three movie clip below before reading all the content of this article.

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.-Napoleon Hill

Wikipedia.org defines Failure as the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. While wikiquote.org defines Success as a term denoting the achievement of aims or attaimment of goals, or levels of social status, and is often used specifically to mean financial profitability.


What the bible say about failure: (excerpt from bible.org)

People often refuse to tackle a job or take on a responsibility for fear of failure. People believe if they fail they are no good. They think failure means you are a bad person and you are a failure. But remember that most of the great leaders in Scripture at some time in their careers experienced some sort of failure.  When Abraham should have stayed in the land and trusted the Lord, he fled to Egypt because of the drought. And this was by no means the last of Abraham’s failures. Moses, in trying to help his people, ran ahead of the Lord and killed the Egyptian. Later, against the command of God, he struck the rock in his anger. When David should have been out in the field of battle, he stayed home and committed adultery with Bathsheba and then plotted the murder of her husband. Peter, in spite of his self-confidence and his great boast, denied the Lord, as did the rest of the disciples who fled before the evening our Lord’s arrest was over.

There is a fundamental principle here. Sometimes God must engineer failure in us before He can bring about success with us. Our failures are often rungs on the ladder of growth—if we will learn from our mistakes rather than grovel in the dirt.

Mature believers understand that a Christian can become successful in spite of failure because of God’s incredible grace and forgiveness. We may have to live with the results of some of our failures or sins, yet God is free to continue to love us in Christ and use us for His purposes because of grace

What the bible say about Success: (excerpt from gotquestions.org)

When King David was about to die, he gave his son, Solomon, the following advice: “Do what the LORD your God commands and follow his teachings. Obey everything written in the Law of Moses. Then you will be a success, no matter what you do or where you go” (1 Kings 2:3 CEV). Notice that David didn’t tell his son to build up his kingdom with great armies, or to gather wealth from other lands, or to defeat his enemies in battle. Instead, his formula for success was to follow God and obey Him. When Solomon became king, he didn’t ask the Lord for wealth and power, but for wisdom and discernment in order to lead God’s people.

Picture your two hands. In the right hand there are the offer of true contentment, the ability to handle life’s problems without being overcome by them, amazing peace that sees us through all circumstances, wisdom to know what to do, knowledge and constant direction for life, love for others, acceptance of ourselves, joy no matter what, and at the end of life, an eternity with the God who freely gives all these gifts. The other hand holds all the money and power and success the world has to offer, without any of what the right hand holds. Which would you choose? The Bible says, “Where your treasure is, there also is your heart” (Matthew 6:21). That which is in the right hand is the biblical definition of success.

Words to live by:

FAILURE “if used improperly” is considered the great enemy of SUCCESS. Nonetheless, there are also other forces that we need to considered or know about, like distractions, obstacles, rejections and critics. So I suggest that you should know those things that may comes on your way or in lay mans terms “know  what and who would be your enemy so that you would be able to win the war between FAILURE AND SUCCESS”.


1 www.bible.org/seriespage/mark-17-wisdom-deal-failure & www.gotquestions.org/success-Bible.html

2. wikipedia

3. Life big Lies -Ernie Cecilia FPM

4. Youtube.com

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