Lesson on failing forward from John Maxwell and the Youth Max Team.

This lesson as I personally see it,

Everybody fails, its a fact of life. What we do with this experience defines our future and or growth.

Fact 1. Everybody fails.

Fact 2. Nobody enjoys it.

Fact 3. Anybody can fail forward

We as adult leaders need to let kids know its an essential process to success. it may be the most important thing you ever teach your children.

Think of all the great people in history who were great failures.

Abraham lincoln,

Ray Crock,

Thomas Edison,

Alexander Grahm Bell

Einstein, Col.Sanders

Isacc Newton

The Wright brothers

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Just to mention a few people that we think of great successes, and the list is endless.

The one thing they all have in common is the tenacity to never, ever, Quit.

This is one of the most critical things we can teach our children.

Please, never, ever, allow yourself to condemn them for trying and failing.  Alway, be supportive and encouraging when they fail at anything. tell them they will do it better next time and encourage that next time to happen right away!

Teach them that every failure is a learning experience and that they should try, fail, evaluate and then repeat the process until they get it. Another thing that is important to remember is that winners never QUIT and that Quitters never win.

We have all seen a stranger berating their child in public. unfortunately, they never had anyone teach them that failure is not an option when it comes to giving their child a sense of self-worth, hope, and security.

My hope is that you will never be that person and I pray for these unfortunate little children who eventually grow with this kind of parent. Is it any wonder why we see so much anger, hatred, and violence in our schools today?

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God Bless,



Todays Podcast From John Maxwell is, Leading through change



My, notes and thoughts from John this morning after listening to this morning podcast.

Here is an interesting list of facts as he sees it.

John says in this podcast that innovators are only 2 % of the people in most organizations.

These people see the problem and seek to find ways to implement it.

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He goes onto say that 13% are early adopters, and we need these people to win whatever change we are looking tom make.

Next, we have the early majority wich he says equal 14% and they are a more obvious way to see the effectiveness of the plan.

Next, we have the later majority which equals 34% and the laggard ard 16%.

My thought here is that 50% of people really don’t seem to care much about change actually wanting to avoid it.  As work to develop my  Mentoring For Change program and helping young people change their current habits in order to have a better life that  It is very obvious to me now that  I will be going up against the larger majority who don’t want change.  So far where I live there is not much help from people in the community. With the exception of a few men, most of the time I feel like I’m going at this alone other than with God.

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