Fail Forward!

What does the term “Fail Forward” mean. I saw it on the bottom of a document as the sign off, so I decided to look it up on the internet. Here is what I came up with:

Gerry Riskin writes in his blog “The idea is to “fail forward” in such a way that, even when what you try doesn’t work, it puts you in a better position after your move than before it.” (

John Beck, in his blog writes this “… a lack of experience will cause you to make a mistake. If that happens to you, remember to “fail forward.” Don’t beat yourself with the ugly stick and give up. Instead look to the future, learn from the mistake and make your dreams come true.” (

It’s use seems to be in the secular realm of achieving your dreams and desires. How can we apply this to the Christian World View?

Remember in the bible, how that after Peter denied knowing Jesus three times. After His resurrection, Jesus told him to “Feed my sheep.” God doesn’t want us to “throw in the towel” as it were and give up.

So the next time you make a mistake, don’t fear. Learn from it and use it to learn from and keep going. The apostle Paul wrote “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14)

Don’t give up!

Keep going!

Just do it!

For God!

For His Glory.