Fall forward. Reggie Jackson struck out twenty-six-hundred times in his career -- the most in the history of baseball. But you don’t hear about the strikeouts. People remember the home runs. Fall forward. Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments. Did you know that? I didn’t know that—because #1,001 was the light bulb. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
ON THE MAT
One of the great lessons of yoga is 'we always have the ability to move forward'. It's nothing you can ever master. It's always progress. Some days it feels like we take a step back, but this is never the reality. By showing up on your mat today you are falling forward.
Today, in the spirit of this intention play with YOUR edge in every posture. Challenge that edge with deliberate breath and fall forward to new growth.
OFF THE MAT
As I read this quote over and over, I think it invites us to check in with our legacy. Do you want to be remembered as someone who just did enough, or someone who was never afraid to swing for the home run?
We recently had a member pass away suddenly. He was a great presence in our community. At his life celebration it was amazing to hear his family speak about him. They are in pain at losing him to soon, but they all spoke to how they would carry on his legacy.
They shared touching stories about his ability to teach and share his time to be of service to others. One link in all their stories was "attention". They said, when he was with you he was fully present with you. This was a gift they wanted to continue. It was the recognition that paying attention is a real act of love.
When we do this, we fall forward into stronger relationships. We fall forward into stronger families. We fall forward into stronger communities.
Fall forward and build your legacy.