One of my failures

 In Personal, Social Media

The following was a social media post I made about a year ago.

Many times on social media we share updates about our successes, promotions, joyous occasions and good times. While those shares can be meaningful, it’s our failures that really teach us, humble us and really (I believe) give us our success.

2 1/2 half years ago I applied for what I thought was my dream job. It was with a university and the position was director of government relations. I used a lot of resources, time, references and energy in trying to get that job. I was told that I was 1 of 2 people that were being considered after 3 very extensive interviews. I sat down with the president of this university for over an hour and felt really good about this position. However, after some time, I was told that I did not get the job.

I was very disappointed and humbled. I felt like I wasn’t good enough for the job. I ultimately felt like I had failed.

Today, I’m so thankful that I did not get that job. I would not be where I am today without that experience and if I had got the job. I know I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now. God’s timing is always prefect.

Our failures define our success.

I learned that failure is not always a bad thing. Failure can always teach us something.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

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  • Dave Simpson

    Great Blog Post!!! Things do work out for the best.

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