Everyone that has learned to ride a horse, has at one point or another fallen off. The first thing we hear after falling, the trainer will say, “Get back on that horse!”
Why do they say that?
In order to succeed, we MUST continuously move forward and learn from our mistakes. An error was made that caused the person to fall off the horse. If the rider gets back on the horse right after the fall, the mistake is fresh in their mind and will learn from it. It will also conquer fear.
This is so true in business and life itself.
Eddie Arcaro, an all-time great jockey, won his very first race after losing his first 250 races. That’s a lot of races to lose before your first win. The point of this is that he never gave up. He focused on his goal and kept at it until he finally succeeded, not only in winning a race, but winning many more after that.
So many others, such as Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Dr. Suess, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and many, many more famous people, never gave up. They also believed they could do it and therefore, after many tries, succeeded.
This goes to show you that if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself, eventually you will succeed. Never ever quit and learn from your mistakes to achieve your goal. Remember, success does not happen overnight.
When you have fallen, just dust yourself off and get back on that horse!