Turn over on your hands and knees. Take one foot and place it between your hands. Then take the other foot and place it between your hands. Use your toe picks to stop your feet from sliding by applying pressure to your toes. Now, push yourself up and you should be standing on the ice. Continue skating!
Watch one of my favorite videos of Scott Hamilton skating to Double Bogey Blues, a golf parody:
Once Scott learned the mechanics for getting up, he was no longer afraid of falling down. In fact, there is no way of being successful in a figure skating career without falling down. In 1981 in Hartford, Connecticut Scott won the World Championships even though he fell during his performance. He looked at the judges, smiled, got back up and finished his routine. And he won!
You too can win in your business, career and life if you learn to fall and get up with confidence and conviction. Fall and get up; fall and get up; fall and get up… and just keep going just like Scott Hamilton!
Your networking GOAL for this week
Learn to embrace failure as a stepping stone towards your success. If you’ve recently been fired, laid off, divorced, disappointed someone, failed a class, lost the deal, didn’t get that job, fallen on your ass, got caught, whatever, it’s time to dust yourself off and start again.
Do what you must to learn from that lesson – apologize, endure the consequence, reflect, journal, celebrate, laugh, make the necessary changes, brush it off, but get up and move on.
You will never be a champion at your craft unless you overcome your fear of falling and failing and have the determination to proceed toward your goals and dreams. When you fall down, you must get up. You must get motivated and go forward.