As far back as I can recall I have loved watching superhero films. One of my all-time favorites is Batman Begins. There is, of course, lots of cool gadgets and tech along with just as much superhero-villain fights and destruction which no good superhero film should be without, but that's not what I'm on about today.
In this epic tale, we learn the beginnings of Bruce Wayne - his battles with his past, desires to live up to his legacy, and the powerful lesson of loss and failure. A quote from that film has stuck with me for years, so simple and yet how many times it comes up in life is incredible.
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
In all that we do we face the opportunity to fall. The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, as well as the greater the chances we fall flat on our face. The tendency in these moments is to feel the fear, perhaps create excuses or wallow in self-pity.
That which separates greatness from mediocracy is how we respond in that moment. We didn't fail because there is something wrong with us; we failed because we took a great risk, and we knew it might not work out. The key then is to realise the power we have in this moment to learn to pick ourselves back up, to build resilience, and come back stronger than we were before.