Inspiration comes fairly easy on the first step of a long journey the real test is when you’ve taken a few hundred thousand steps, you’re hungry, tired and find yourself lying in the ditch.
Here’s A Few Things I’ve Learned About This Falling Down, Failure Thing:
Failure won’t kill you, boredom just might.
Winning is cool, living is cooler.
When you let go of needing to be someone you’re free to enjoy who you are.
Falling down is an art form, bend your knees.
You are not what you do. Really, you aren’t.
Staying down is not an option. Get up- quickly.
Life will take your breath away. Most of the time- it returns.
Your knees will buckle. Practice your shoulder roll.
Quit. Quit things that don’t matter, aren’t important and are a waste of your passions, gifts, talents.
Persist when it Matters TO YOU.
Attack hills and persevere through the dips when you must!
Surround yourself with people who believe in you and can teach you what you most want to learn.
Commit when your heart, soul, body and mind are willing. Until then keep your options open.
Stay curious. You don’t know what you don’t know.
Get the resources you need, to do what you cannot not DO!
Show up daily.
And remember all the forward progress in the world is fairly meaningless without love and people you care about!
Have You Failed Today?