“The secret of life, though,
is to fall seven times and get up eight.”
– Paulo Coelho
I think it’s easy to lose heart.
And certainly I don’t know anyone, even the best, who haven’t felt deflated or defeated at different times in their life.
Punches and kicks can come from unexpected directions in life at unexpected times, and we can’t control external circumstances.
Being stubborn isn’t always touted as a positive trait but if you can be the right kind of stubborn, I think it helps a lot.
What’s the right kind? Being stubborn about getting back up.
It could be with anything that’s important to you:
- Your health
- A core relationship
- An important, impossible-seeming goal
- A major change
- A re-invention
If you keep getting up, keep showing up, even when you feel like staying down, eventually something special usually happens.
A new door opens.
Where do you need to be more stubborn about getting back up this week?
New Podcast Episode: The hit streaming series ‘Drive To Survive’ is the inspiration for my latest episode, out today. Listen on my website here or on all major podcasting platforms.