Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Failure is impossible.
— Susan B. Anthony
Failure is an attitude. Having an attitude of failure can’t help us. It can only hurt us. If we’re not careful, it can grow into a way of life. So, when we feel like failures, we’d better look at our attitudes.
An attitude of failure often comes from making mistakes. But we can learn to see our mistakes as lessons. This turns mistakes into gains, not failures. Sometimes, we try to do things that just can’t be done. When we act like we can control others, we’re going to fail. When we act like we know everything, we’re going to fail. If we try to act like God, we’re going to fail.
We can’t control others. We can’t know everything. We’re not God. We’re human. If we act human, we’ve already won.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me to learn from my attitudes. Whatever the outcome, help me learn.
Action for the Day
Facing our past “failures” is the first step to learning from them. I’ll talk to my sponsor about a past failure and the good that came from it.
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