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Defining 'Success' and 'Failure'

Pastor Rico Tice writes, “I’ll never forget the funeral at which an old lady said to me, ‘Rico, do you know what failure is?’ ‘No – tell me,’ I answered.

“What she said next has stuck with me ever since: ‘Failure is being successful at the things that don’t matter.’”

Rico continues, “Success is hearing, ‘Well done’ from the only lips that matter. Failure is being successful at the things that don’t truly mater at all.”


Rico Tice, “Faithful Leaders: And The Things That Matter Most,” (The Good Book Company, 2021), pp. 15,19

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