Failing Forward

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for SuccessFailing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“People are training for success when they should be training for failure. Failure is far more common than success; poverty is more prevalent than wealth, and disappointment more normal than arrival.– J. Wallace Hamilton

The central idea of John C. Maxwell’s work is that failure is far more prevalent in life than success. Therefore, those who become intimately acquainted with failure will enjoy a more bountiful life in the long run.

While this theory makes great sense in the abstract it is difficult to internalize. However, Mr. Maxwell does a great job of getting you there.

Granted, I didn’t think John C. Maxwell’s anecdotes were perfect in every sense. There were a few that felt shoehorned in to pad the page count.

That said, when John C. Maxwell hits the target he hits hard.

There is so much wisdom within these pages. Quote after quote had me rereading and thinking deeply, stopped in my tracks.

I could carry this book around with me everywhere, open to any page, and get a great reminder of what real living is about. And that’s what makes it truly special.

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