Fran Tarkenton was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time when he retired. You may be surprised to learn that his failures helped him get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He says, “If we lost, I didn’t go out. I stayed in my house, pulled out our old film projector and looked at all the mistakes we made. I’d ask myself, ‘What didn’t I do? How did I not prepare? What did I miss? What did I not see?’ and from that I got better. I learned from failure. I have never learned from winning.”
As Proverbs 26:11-12 says,
As a dog returns to its vomit,
So fools repeat their folly.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Biblical truth tells us that we are fools to expect different results if we don’t learn from our past mistakes. The worst thing about someone wise in his own conceit is that he feels that he needs no improvement. He is unaware of his need for help.
Don’t be a fool and let conceit hold you back from learning from your failures.
“Failure is merely a pit stop between where you stand and success. Failure allows you to learn the fastest; Failure inspires winners and defeats losers.” – Fran Tarkenton
WinX2 – Winning on and off the field through the mental building block. Remember, “Use your mind or get left behind.”