Great People Always Fall

by | Jan 28, 2010 | Purpose & Identity

There is a difference between great people who fall, and people who are considered failures. Great people who fall always get back up. They do not stay down. Many millionaires have been bankrupt at some point in their lives. Bankruptcy did not cause them to end their careers as failures. These great people got up from their loss and started over again.

A great football player recently made a crucial mistake in a game. Will that mistake end his career? Does that mistake make him a failure? Will he allow his mind to bombard him with thoughts about what he did wrong? Will he berate himself about what he should have done? Only time will tell if this athlete stays down. Will he allow his mistake to condemn him as a failure or will he choose to get up. Will he forgive himself? Will he forgive others who criticize him for the mistake?

Is there a person anywhere who has not made a mistake? That person does not exist. What is the mistake you are grappling with in your mind? Forgive yourself. Forgive others who are critical of you. Now be the great person that you are. Get up and start over again!

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