We all sometimes Fall and come up Short of our Goals. We ask "how did I Fall (or Fail)?
As a successful wrestler I get asked a lot how did I rebound and recover from a LOSS and get back to WINNING. Well after the obvious "It's not EASY" I reply with a question "look back to where you started to SLIP (lose confidence, doubt, cut corners, not work as hard, veer from your core values, hook up with the wrong person or people, not care as much, etc, etc, the list goes on... and on...)
I've discovered from my own experiences both from wrestling and in LIFE (after all this is most important) that before the FALL there was a SLIP.
THIS IS WHERE THE FALL ACTUALLY OCCURRED... at that point of the SLIP. If not corrected a FALL is inevitable. It's SURE.
It's ONLY a MATTER of TIME. Some of us can hang on for a long time after slipping. The actual Fall is not always immediate.
We all know when we slip. We brush it off though as a "Close Call"... We get in Denial... We try and pretend it never happened... We think were to busy to address the slipping ISSUE so we ignore it and think business will be as usual.
BUSINESS WON'T BE AS USUAL FOR LONG.
The most consistently successful people are the ones that acknowledge AND correct their SLIPS as soon as possible, thereby avoiding a FALL later.
IT'S NOT WHERE YOU FALL... BUT WHERE YOU STARTED TO SLIP. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SLIPS and you'll have more SUCCESS.