- The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls
from its mother's womb, some eight feet above the ground. It shrivels up and
lies still, too weak to move.
The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to kiss the baby giraffe. And
then something incredible happens. She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby
giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down on the ground.
As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again and again, until
the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes its limbs and for the
first time learns to stand on its feet. Happy to see the baby standing on
its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick.
The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands
up. Mama Giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learnt an
*Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get
back on your feet. *
Why does the mother giraffe do this?
She knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So unless the baby
giraffe quickly learns to stand and run with the pack, it will have no
chance of survival.
Most of us though are not quite as lucky as baby giraffes. No one teaches us
to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down, we just give
*No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and
succeed, we need to learn to get back on our feet. *
If you study the lives of successful people though, you will see a recurring
Were they always successful in all they did?
Did success come to them quick and easy?
No, You will find that the common streak running through their lives is
their ability to stand up every time they fall. The ability of the baby
The road to success is never an easy one. There are obstacles, and you are
bound to fall sooner or later.
You will hit a road block, you will taste failure. But success lies in being
able to get up every time you fall.
That is a critical life skill. And it is the habit of all successful people.