“Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.” ~ Robert Braull
We take lots of steps – backwards, forwards – sideways. We are always moving along. But when we see those back steps as failures or mistakes – we can lose the beauty of them. And, more importantly, we can lose the lessons they have for us.
If everything else we ever tried would have worked out, we would not be who we are. We would not be where we are. Often we need to take a step back before we move forward. Those back steps are valuable. They are not mistakes, they are just a part of our dance.