Most likely you are asking yourself: “What can I learn from cats’. Well, if you have ever lived with a cat, you know that those fury pets that sometimes stare at us have a lot to teach.
They are quiet and discrete animals but they know a little secret that helps them surviving and that made them earn the reputation of having 7 lives.
As you may know, cats walk also for high and narrow passages, jumps from one place to another, as an acrobat would do.
When those behaviors are part of your life, on of your main problem will be falling down.
Knowing that falling down would be a big problem in their life, cats have developed a skill that let them fall safely, regardless from the way they fall.
By falling, they send their back paws to the side so that the front ones will rotate on the opposite side and will touch the ground first.
So, no matter the way they fall because their front paws will touch the ground first and not their back or their head.
Cats have solved a problem by making it irrelevant.
They have made falling irrelevant by accepting that it is part of their life and therefore they don’t care about why and how it happens.
They accepted that falling is something that happens if you walk in weird places or jump all the time. The only thing they do is focusing in making sure that their front paws touch the floor first.
Which lesson can we learn?
Setbacks may occur but in any case, you shall always focus on your goals and your wishes, without dwelling on the obstacles: you will fall on your feet each time.
Life offers you what you need at that moment, even if it doesn’t seem to you. An Italian song by Fiorella Mannoia says:”…Life is perfect also when it seems absurd and complex. It seems inconsistent and stubborn, but when you fall life waits for you…”
This is what successful people do. They fall and get up, without making drama. They jump and walk on high and narrow paths as cats do, but they consider irrelevant if they fall.
So, what is the lesson?
Learn to fall and you will be able to get up without being hurt.
It is all about changing your mentality and believing in your abilities. Over time, you will see that this mentality will prove to be effective because you will be able to make obstacles irrelevant and you will always fall on your feet.
It might seem difficult, but this is the biggest secret of successful people.