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{Talks with Teri} Is There a Measuring Stick for Failure?

Written By: Teri Johnson

Here’s what the dictionary says about the “F” word > failure is an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success.

My thoughts are this…
If success means something different to everyone, wouldn’t it be safe to say that failure follows suit?

We can be our own worst critic when it comes to measuring, AGREE?
To what can we compare our efforts to?

For many years I believed the lie that I was a failure! I was looking around me, noticing what everyone else was doing and achieving — then using that as a measuring stick to beat myself up with!  I felt defeated. Less than.

Are you believing the lie that you are a failure?

To kick that lie to the curb:
Get crystal clear about what success means to YOU in ALL areas of your life, emotionally, spiritually, in health & wellness, relationships, financially, and professionally.

Choose to see EVERYTHING through this lense, “There are NO failures — just experiences and your reactions to them.” – Tom Krause

Silence the voices of many and finely tune into your audience of ONE!  Seek HIM first and HIS opinion of what you’re going through and experiencing.  Look to Him for your next steps.  YOU alone hold the measuring stick for failure.  Use it for good and to propel you forward!

Until Next Time,
~Teri Johnson


1 thought on “{Talks with Teri} Is There a Measuring Stick for Failure?”

  1. Good word. This past week I’ve just been convicted about letting my focus waiver and have looked to the left and right and caught myself comparing wondering why her not me, etc. Great reminder as we finish the month and look to a new and fresh start.


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