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Virtue is its own reward.
-- Cicero


Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Just get back up

There’s a powerful technique for success that’s also very simple and accessible to everyone. It’s something anyone can do, but something that far too few people actually practice.

It is simply to get back up quickly anytime you fall. Whatever may have happened to stop you or to distract you, just go on past it -- the sooner the better -- and get back in the direction you were headed.

That sounds easy enough, and it is. Yet all too often, precious time and energy are wasted on anger, self pity, resentment, regrets and frustration. None of those things will provide any value to anyone. The thing to do is to just get back up and get going again, quickly and confidently.

And there’s a bonus that comes along with practicing such a technique. When you know that you can quickly get back up, you’re not afraid to fall. And when you’re not afraid to fall, you’ll be much more willing to take on the difficult challenges that will create real value for yourself and others. Be willing to just get back up and by so doing you can go wherever you desire.

— Ralph Marston

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