I won't go into details but I was recently part of a small panel answering questions form an audience when the question of "What do you do when you fail?" was posed. Wow. I am sure glad that there were others there to answer the question -- and they did a great job with it -- because I was at a loss for words. I realized that I really don't think much about "failure". Instead I think of life as a journey. There are things that sometimes don't turn out as well as we would like but ultimately they serve to lead us to the next part of our journey.
The other question came out of Mark Batterson's Wild Goose Chase and it is something like "What do you really want to accomplish in your life?" This question really hit me because it made me realize that in recent years my main focus has been to live for eventual retirement with Lisa. That is sort of shallow and sad to be living today for an eventual slowdown. The book challenges its readers to make a list of those things they are living for ... those things they want to accomplish or see happen in their life. Have you ever done that? I need to work on mine.