|Bro. James Cash Penney|
"The greatest teacher I know, is the job itself."
~J. C. Penney
Wasatch Lodge No. 1, Utah
Americans have always been driven by success, but sometimes we forget that we often learn more through a failure than we do by an easy win. One thing I've learned through my research into Famous American Freemasons, is that those most successful among us suffered horrific misadventures along life's path. It was through those epic fails that they learned important lessons, and through those errors in judgement, they gained the wisdom to go forward. It's seldom the first try that leads to a win, it's usually through persistence and a stubborn refusal to let a defeat define us, that we are able to move ahead. Those who have never failed, have never tried very hard.
So when life tosses you a curve ball, and you're sitting there wondering how you could have been so stupid, just ask yourself one question--what did I learn?