You're going to make mistakes. You're going to screw up. You're going to fall horribly off the wagon sometimes. Derail. In the ditch. Wheels off the bus.
It happens. And it really doesn't matter. What matters is what you do after the wheels are off the bus.
Do you pick yourself up and carry on? Or do you go back to your couch and feel sorry for yourself and give up? Or do you try again but keep making the same mistakes over and over again?
That's where you really tell me something about yourself and your character
I'm not interested in the person who never made a mistake. And I'm not interested in the person who made a lot of mistakes and did not learn from them. But I'm really interested in the person who made a lot of mistakes and learned from them and got better. That's the person who can teach all of us something. That's the person to keep your eyes on. Theat' sthe person to stand near in the workout and feed off their energy– because that person is going somewhere we all want to go."
Jan. 27, 2011