I’m sure there have been times when you have been a roll, a stretch of good “luck” that almost seemed too good to be true and then tragedy strikes. What happens next is where the rubber meets the road. Do you dust yourself off and figure out what happened and most importantly what you can learn from the experience or do you last there battered and bruised looking for salt water to put into your wound so you can tell everyone how much pain you are in? Listen to me…it doesn’t matter that you have fallen mid-stride during the race. Why? Because you are already further ahead than you world be if you had remained at the starting line. Give yourself some credit for getting into the race. Give yourself a high five for being brave enough to start. Failure will happen and it will be painful but you can’t grow if you don’t learn from your failure. Learn from the pain and get yourself up off the floor and finish the race.