In Others’ Words: Fall
I took karate a number of years ago — okay, a lot of years ago. It’s how I met my husband. He swept me off my feet in a karate studio. To be completely honest, he knocked me down.
Yeah, so romantic.
But here’s the point: In karate, you’re taught how to fall. You practice falling down and getting back up, falling down and getting back up — over and over again. And yes, there is a technique, a bit of skill, to falling well.
I’m wondering, setting aside what I learned in that karate studio, what kind of “When you fall, here’s how you get back up” insights would I share with someone else today?
- Falls are gonna happen — and they’re gonna hurt. It’s okay to say “ouch” and even cry a bit.
- Falls — even when you think you’re prepared for them — can cause an unexpected injury. Adjust to it, don’t deny it.
- Falls mean you need to get back up. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. But before you get up, see if there’s anything you learned from your on-the-ground-looking-up perspective.
In Your Words: How would you tell someone to fall? Any “When you fall, here’s how you get back up” insights?
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