Sometimes, You're Going to Strike Out

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February 6. On this day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Better known by his nickname “Babe,” he became perhaps the most enduring American sports figure of the 20th century.  Before he was became the most imposing home run hitter of all time, Ruth was one of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball.

During his storied career, Ruth often led the league in both home runs and strikeouts. Babe’s baseball advice also applies to life. He warned, “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” He didn’t, and neither should you.

It’s Okay to Strike Out
 
“You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.”
George Cukor

“Failures are like skinned knees—painful, but superficial.”
H. Ross Perot

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”
Edwin Land

”Don’t be afraid to fail. Even if you do, you’re bound to learn something along the way.”
The Delaney Sisters

“Failure is part of success. Don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself... Take risks. It opens you to greatness.”
Raul Julia

“Fail forwards toward success.”
Mary Kay Ash
 
Today’s Bible Verse
 
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

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