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The great inventor Charles Kettering suggested that we must learn to fail intelligently. He said, “Once you’ve failed, analyze the problem and find out why, because each failure is one more step leading up to the cathedral of success. The only time you don’t want to fail is the last time you try.”

Here are three suggestions for turning failure into success:

  • Honestly face defeat; never fake success.
  • Exploit the failure; don’t waste it. Learn all you can from it; every bitter experience can teach us something.
  • Never use failure as an excuse for not trying again.

You may not be able to reclaim the loss, undo the damage, or reverse the consequences, but you can make a new start—wiser, more sensitive, renewed by the Holy spirit, and more determined to do right.

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