Critics, nay-sayers and the “I told you so-ers” love to kick you when you’re down.

If you have ever had an epic fail or a landed a perfect belly flop in life, you know what this is like.

The bullies of the world want you to stay down. The finger pointers laugh and say you’re done.


But the best advice for when you mess it all up is this:

Stand up. Brush yourself off. Hold your head high and say, “Let’s try this again.”

That’s how you win and that’s how you drive your enemy nuts.

Next Step: Wondering how you turn your tragedies into terrific things? Here’s how.

Mike Foster is the Co-Founder of People of the Second Chance ( and the author of an innovative small group study called “Freeway: A Not-So-Perfect Guide To Freedom.”

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