March 31 - Check Your "F-Q"

Check Your "f-q"


"Failure Quotient" has been defined as the ability to get up one more time after you have failed or been defeated! For example, take any big league baseball players. They wallow through defeat after defeat to come to the dramatic moment of a home run. If they fail 3 out of 4 times, their batting average will be .250. If they fail only 2 out 4 times, they are batting .500. Do you catch this concept? Let me illustrate...

Frank Budd is his name and he is running the hundred yard dash in 9.2 seconds in the national championships and sets a new world record! Following this feat, he is being interviewed by Bob Richards, a former world champion pole vaulter. He said to Frank, "This is a little different than Rome." Now few people remembered what he was talking about.

The previous year in the Rome Olympics, while running in the four-man relays, Frank Budd who was running in the number three slot, fumbled the baton and failed to get it to Ray Norton in the exchange area and because of the bobble, the USA team lost what would have been four gold medals and a new world's record.

Back to the the roar of the crowd and the excitement of running the world's fastest 100, Frank Budd sobered and said, "You've got to go through Rome before you can appreciate a moment like this!"

And I'd say, "that is profound psychology for a 19-year-old!" about your own "F-Q?" Will you be getting up the next time you have been knocked down or defeated or have failed? You can do it!

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair; struck down, but not destroyed" (II Corinthians 4:7-9)!