He got hurt & embarrassed.
How did he respond?
Though I've never raced myself, I've heard that there's an old saying in the motorcycle racing community regarding success and failure.
It always encourages me, as I make many mistakes
with which I must deal.
The saying is:~
If you never fall off you're not trying hard enough.
So, I have learnt to embrace failure.
I have come to accept the necessity of failure
in order to experience progress.
I view my tribulations in the light of the final reason, the end goal.
A hard fall can make you go home & swear never to try again.
Or it can be part of your path to victory.
It either blocks your way or you step up on it.
Although I can't manage a full orchestral accompaniment,
let's see if some pictorial aids might help us apprehend
the spirit of this aphorism.
(Carry on to the end, you'll get the picture)
A genuine world beater, failing his way up to a very high level.
2011 Moto2 WORLD CHAMPION.
- Mistakes are unavoidable (if you're trying hard);
- Learn from the mistake (don't repeat it);
- Then make more advanced mistakes;
- Keep your eye on the prize;
- Don't give up;
Some guys just get all the breaks...
Now get out there and fail!
Make me proud.