Whether it’s reaching your weight loss goals, running a marathon or achieving a breakthrough with your kids, we will all fall down many times.
Yes, we will all have many failures before we have success.
But achievers don’t actually call these falls ‘failures’… they simply see them as something they must go through in order to get the prize they want.
We need to expect to fall down on our way to something special.
That’s what makes it special. It doesn’t come easy. It may not be simple. But it tastes very sweet because of the extra effort it requires from us. It makes us bigger and better and stronger than we ever believed we could be.
The Boston Marathon was a great example of how a determined city wouldn’t stay down. Not in the face of danger. Not in the face of difficulty. And not even in the face of threat.
These runners, like you, wanted to achieve something in their lives.
They had a vision, and goals, and steps to take.
And when something big happened that derailed them, they took it as a temporary pause. Not a signal to pack up and go home.
We admire them. Because they got strength from their difficulties.
And that’s what I want for you.
I want you to know that part of reaching your goals means getting back up.
Dusting yourself off.
Figuring out how to do it differently.
Getting back up and moving again.
There is no giving up if you really want something.