If You Should Stumble…

It’s National Get Up Day. No, not Roll Out of Bed and Slog into Life Day, but Get Up as in should you stumble, climb to your feet and keep trying. The day originally started for figure skaters: if you fall, get up. As their website says: We never know when our efforts to seek a goal or overcome an obstacle will encourage another to do the same.

That’s great advice for anyone. Make a mistake? Suck it up and move on. A rejection? A bad review? A nasty reader letter? Life is going to go on, and we will never succeed unless we continue to try. A terrific lesson.