It's Okay to Stumble
This ‘leaf of positivity’ means, that whenever you are following a regimented program, there will be times when you stumble and fall. This doesn’t mean that it’s the end or you have failed – it’s just a bend in the road. What is important, is that when you get back up, you are ready to start again, full of strength, determination, and commitment, ready to start again.
I have always believed that it is a part of life to stumble, trip or fall, especially when you decide to move out of your comfort zone and attempt things that really matter to you. It is for this reason, when I decided to set new life goals after my diagnosis, I accepted that along my journey there would be many bumps, when things don’t go exactly the way I hoped or planned for. For me, it reminded me of the past, when I was attempting to parallel ski. If I wasn’t stumbling or falling into the snow, then I wasn’t trying hard enough. Luckily for me, the snow was soft enough to cushion my falls, so that the only thing that was bruised was my ego.
While I was growing up, my father taught me, the most important thing you can do when you stumble, was what you then decided to do when you got up. As this will be a test of your character and what will separate you from everyone else. I believe this message is aptly conveyed in the following quote:
“I’m a fighter, I will not give up. I will stumble and I will fall but I will stand back up. It might take me longer at times, but I will stand back-up and keep fighting" Source unknown