Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Success Project 3

This video:
Failure: The Secret to Success
(h/t Guy Kawasaki),
inspired these Success Project posts.

Early in the video, Danica Patrick:
I like to be able to see the improvement. And with racing: it's very obvious. I can see the direct result of my effort.

We often succeed in ways which are difficult for us to see; difficult for us to measure; easy for us to discount. Few successes in life are either as clear as in racing, or as clear as in sport in general. That's one attraction of sport: success is easy to see; easy to measure; easy to acknowledge to ourselves and to others. We can acknowledge sport accomplishment with confidence and certainty.


In Success Project 1, I referenced The Holy Ghost dwelling within us. Yesterday, The Anchoress, in a full post I fully recommend, quoted 1 John 4:12-15.
From Morning Prayer
No one has ever seen God.
Yet, if we love one another
God dwells in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us.
The way we know we remain in him
and he in us
is that he has given us his Spirit.
We have seen for ourselves, and can testify,
that the Father has sent the Son as savior of the
When anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of
God dwells in him
and he in God.
--1 John 4:12-15
Chew on God dwelling in YOU. And YOU dwelling in God.

We none of us are always the person we want to be or try to be. But we keep plugging away. Because we want to dwell in God, and have God dwell in us.

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