Everybody fails; even the greats!
Madonna taking a tumble during a recent live performance proved that even the most well rehearsed events can go horribly wrong. A wardrobe malfunction saw Madonna pulled down a staircase, crash land on her back, and end up with whiplash. It wasn’t easy to watch but within seconds social media was abuzz with horrifying comments like ‘watching a pensioner fall down stairs’ and it being the ‘funniest thing on TV’.
What she did next was most astounding. She stood up, untangled herself, got back up on stage and got on with the show. Among all of the negative comments about her age, ‘it’ factor, singing ability, relevance and even bone density, she managed to pick herself up and keep going.
This got me thinking about what happens to us when we fail in front of others. Do you respond by throwing in the towel and walking away? Sulking about it to others? Blaming others? Going into hiding?
Or do you admit that it was an accident, dust yourself off and continue?