Why do we struggle, seriously, have you ever asked yourself after all these years, so much experience, why does it seem our struggles never seem to fade away, but seem to always cycle back to us. The struggle teaches us lessons to continually move forward, to get up after we're knocked down, because to be in the game means, we will get knocked down. Let's see how nature teaches this lesson. Baby giraffes never go to school. But they learn a very important lesson very early in life. A lesson that all of us must remember. We can easily forgot the powerful lessons from our youth as well, lessons that absolutely apply to our success today. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth shaking event, literally. The baby falls from its mother's womb, about [eight] feet above the ground! Immediately the baby shrivels up and lies still, too weak to move. The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch some licks and kisses for her baby giraffe. And then something amazing happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air to crash to the ground. As the baby lies curled up again, the mother kicks the baby again, continually until the baby giraffe, still shaking and exhausted, pushes its limbs and for the first time learns to stand on its feet. It GETS UP! Encouraged to see her baby standing on its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives her baby another kick. Dang! The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands up. Mama Giraffe is over joyed. She knows that her baby has learned an important lesson, for her, a survival lesson: It never matters how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get back on your feet. So now let's review why the mother giraffe does this? She knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So the baby giraffe must quickly learn to stand and run with the pack. Otherwise it will have no chance of survival. Most of us though are not quite as fortunate as the baby giraffe. No one teaches us to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down, we just give up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet. Isn't it amazing that our greatest challenge, and struggle, lies in comfort rather than hardship? We are created to overcome, not remain still. The falling down is as crucial to our success as the standing up! If you study the lives of successful people you will see a recurring pattern. Were they always successful in all they did? Never! Did success come to them quick and easy? Never! You will find that the common streak running through their lives is their ability to stand up every time they fall, they turn a struggle, into a win. They are tenacious, and will never quit. The road to success is never an easy one. We have to stop believing that. There are several obstacles, and you are bound to fall sooner or later. You will hit a road block, you will taste failure. But success lies in being able to get up every time you fall. That's a critical life skill. And it's the habit of ALL successful people. ALL successful people. Learning to win in life is quite like learning to ride a bicycle. As you start to ride, you might fall (struggle) and get bruised. It doesn't matter. You need to get back up and continue to ride. Fall one more time? Get back up again. That's all it takes. Learn to get back up every time you fall. The faster you stand up, the faster you learn. Next time you find a friend or a loved one kicking you, don't get upset with them. Like the mother giraffe, they may only be trying to teach you one of life's most important lessons. It doesn't matter how many times you fall. What matters is your ability to pick yourself up and stand on your feet once again. Say thank you to those that care enough, to kick you occasionally...
Written by Carter Hays.
Posted on August 14, 2017 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau