Many businesspeople are hesitant to set goals, personal or professional. The reasons for refraining from goal setting are vast. One of the most common reasons is the fear of failure.
The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics concurs, noting that only 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are completed. Why do we set goals if failure is inevitable?
2 Corinthians 4:16 says, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
Day by day we are presented with opportunities to practice, to grow and to change. Tomorrow is another day to start fresh. Tomorrow is another opportunity to get up again. Failing is a part of our renewal and it becomes our strength to eventually meet our goals.
Today’s Integrity Moment is adapted with permission from the writings of author and business consultant Stephanie Winslow.