Today I’ll cover one of my most liberating allegories. I don’t remember where I heard it.
Some karate students asked their teacher how he always kept his balance no matter what happened.
He said, “On the contrary, I’m always losing my balance. But I’m always regaining it too.”
Since I learned that lesson, I stopped trying to avoid making mistakes. I say and do what I feel is right or best. If it turns out I messed up, I recover. The result is greater freedom. People see me not falling, so they think I never lost my balance and I don’t correct them.