When was the last time you watched a toddler learning to walk? They take a few steps and fall. Then get up and try again. Sometimes they bump their heads,bust their lips or pull things down onto their heads. No matter. They keep falling and getting up,until one day they make it clear across the room. How did we lose that fierce tenacity to make it no matter what?
Most of us consider ourselves much more capable than a toothless toddler, yet they seem to have something we don't. The toddler seems to know that it's okay to fall. They are always willing to roll over, get up and try it again.A toddler who stumbles doesn't always fall. Stumbling actually moves them ahead faster. A toddler will grab onto anyone or anything until they get their balance. When they do, they let go and move on. They don't seem to care how awkward they look, whether or not people laugh at them or how many times they fall. They do it over and over until they get it right.
Isn't it funny that those of us who know how to walk are always afraid to fall?