“Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”
– African proverb
Where we fall and where we slip are often not the same place. Slipping always occurs before the fall – and therefore happens at a place where there may be something we can do to potentially prevent the fall.
Consider the following:
- Sensing through a body gesture or the tone of someone’s voice that an important conversation is headed to an icy patch.
- You step onto the bathroom scale, or your last physical provides you feedback that your health is headed in an undesirable direction.
What clues is your world sending you daily that indicate a fall may be coming?
How can you learn to avoid the slippery patches in the first place?