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Falling Down Is Accidental; Getting Up Is On Purpose - Grasshopper

Who hasn't tripped in life? And who hasn't heard that when you trip and fall, the measure of the person is getting up again?

Getting up doesn't happen by accident. There is effort involved. I've seen too many people, including me, go into magical thinking mode when we fall down. We seem to go into wish or prayer mode expecting it to lift us up. I've never found that to be the case.

 

Reminds me of an old blonde joke I've told before . . . It's about a woman down on her luck praying to god. "God please let me win the lottery. It will solve all my problems and I will be eternally grateful." The lottery numbers are picked and the woman doesn't win. She again petitions god to have her win the lottery. She's running out of money and she needs his help. Again, she doesn't win. Now she goes into full-throated condemnation and berates god. "God, why have you forsaken me in my hour of need? I'm facing eviction and soon I won't be able to feed my children." Finally god had enough and through clouds and thunder he appears before the woman and bellows, "Can you work with me here and buy a ticket?"

 

It's just about a sure bet that you will trip and fall again, but the odds of getting up are slim if you leave it to a whim.

 

Action is always your friend. It's what makes the world go round. Don't believe me; just check out Newton's Third Law of Motion: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." You get the ball rolling when you act. When you don't, you feel the gravitational pull of inertia.

 

And allow me to cite another source: Charles Darwin who is rumored to have said, "It's not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change."

 

If you make your purpose action, you'll still fall down from time to time, but the good new is you'll own the experience of how to get up.

 

All the best,

John



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