Thursday, October 11, 2007

Try, Try Again

“Brett Favre, the lion-hearted quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is one of my favorite players in the National Football League. He’s courageous and tough-minded, showing a rare grace under pressure, yet his boyish enthusiasm for the game is infectious as he celebrates each Packer success. A couple of Sundays ago (Sept. 30), Brett threw a pass that set a new record: the most touchdown passes by an NFL quarterback – 421. In surprising contrast, the very next week (Oct. 8) Brett tied another record: the most interceptions thrown by an NFL quarterback – 277. The most touchdown passes and the most interceptions! It reminds me that there was a time when Babe Ruth, the baseball player who was one of the greatest hitters in the game, owned two records simultaneously: the most home runs hit in a career as well as the most strike-outs in a career.” Making Points With God, written by Jon Walker

This came in an email to me tonight. Although I do not follow sports at all, I found this article very interesting. It seems that those with the greatest successes probably have the greatest failures as well...that is just a part of life. I can't tell you how many times I have been frozen into inactivity because of fear of failure. Stories such as these serve as a reminder that to be successful in life, we must risk failure...and no matter how bad it ain't over till it's over.

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