Whether it’s running your practice, writing your dream book or creating fashion for the runway, you have fallen off your horse.
If you’re really lucky, you’ve made a few spectacular tumbles. Why lucky? Because the bigger the fall, the bigger the prize you were reaching for.
Getting thrown hurts. But luckily, it also builds muscle. Muscle that gives you the strength to bounce back with grace and purpose.
Look at it this way. Which of these stories has greater appeal: the rich, good-looking kid from a loving family who gets the record deal; or the funky-looking ex-addict from an abusive home who spent a year living in his car?
We do love the underdog and sometimes he is you.
Don’t fight it—embrace it. Build your failures—especially the epic ones—into your story. Fall off the horse, cowboy up.
Yippee-ki-yay to you.