Failure and problems

Last week I had the chance to do something good . . . and missed it. I wasn’t thinking. Mind was elsewhere, not tracking in the moment. Failed.

But I spent time afterwards thinking about it to know exactly what I’d do next time. Could turn into a gain down the road.

The same is true of problems. The best thing to do with a problem is to articulate what it is. That’s the first step toward innovation. Whether you’re building the Hoover Dam or helping a student reconcile with her parents, accomplishments begin as clearly articulated problems.

Failure and problems are our friends.

Published by Paul Santhouse

I’m a husband and father, follower of Jesus Christ, and member of the Moody Publishers team. I've worked with gifted authors and their books for thirty-plus years, and I believe the local church is where we become the kind of people who reveal what Jesus is like. Since this is my personal blog, the views and opinions expressed herein are my own, not those of my employer. However — books, publishing, the work of the church, and learning to follow Jesus are central to my daily experience, so that's what this blog is about. Thanks for visiting! Paul

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