This post was inspired by a friend whom I’ve seen fall, and bravely get up again. I love that approach. I use it myself.
I see life as being like a river with some stepping stones. One can wade through the river (plod along, live life the hard way) or try to jump across on the slippery stepping stones (strive for more progress). The risk, of course, is one might fall and end up more wet and hurt than if one had simply plodded along.
And yet, that’s the approach I prefer. It’s exhilarating when things work well, and it’s OK when they don’t. Eventually, even the process of falling and getting hurt and getting up again and moving on … it becomes a useful skill.