Getting back up after you’re knocked down is infinitely easier if you’re running passionately toward a goal. I was reminded of this truth after watching my ten year old daughter, Alaina, play soccer a couple weeks ago.
She was in a game, running down the field when I saw her collide with an opposing player and fall almost head first to the ground. To my amazement, she sprang up unphased and kept going at top speed.
It was easy to tell her passion and drive were carrying her and pushing her through her little mishap. But, the fact she remained so undaunted, focused, and courageous was really remarkable. I got to thinking about it as a life lesson…
If you have a driving passion and goal you’re running after—getting up after you’re knocked down shouldn’t be a big deal. Instinct takes over like it’s the most natural thing to do, and you’re moving forward despite the temporary chaos.
It all comes down to your level of commitment to winning and where you keep your eyes. Are they trained on the goal in front of you and the path to victory…or tracing the regrets and should’ve beens of your past?
One will give you an edge over your competitors. The other will simply have you languishing in the mud.