3 Steps for Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

This post was orginally published by Matt Hattersley.  You can read the full article HERE.

 

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~Vince Lombardi

Matt Hattersley

I guess I’ve always been a creative soul. Even as a young lad of four or five I had teachers taking my drawings of cartoon characters home to show their families.

Over the next twenty years I aspired to be a Ghostbuster, The Karate Kid, and then (when it turned out there wasn’t much call for eight-year-old ghost hunters and no suitable Mr Miyagi characters around) a writer, and finally a guitarist, all with varying degrees of success.

So it’s safe to say I’ve always had big dreams. For a long time, these dreams were enough to sustain me. I had purpose and that was great. Yet over time, after years of almost (but not quite) getting there, the added heartache of disappointment began to knock me down a little.

You see, the problem was that while I was dreaming big, I was also living under a habit of self-sabotage, of giving up too soon.

For a long time it was a similar tale….

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