How a child is taught to ride a bicycle may influence how they succeed in life.
When you were taught to ride a bicycle, everyone I know did eventually learn to ride; but not without falling over several times (In my case more than several). I have seen parents teaching their child to ride and when the child falls over the parent runs over and picks the child up and hugs them; then they will say something like "Bad Bicycle" or "Did that mean old bicycle hurt you". The child then see their falling over was not their fault but the bicycle's fault. When I was taught to ride a bicycle and I fell over my Dad would only hug me after I got up on my own and picked up my bicycle. He then simply told me what I did wrong and to try again.
He later told me that success is not measured in ride the bicycle; it is measured in the ability to quickly pick yourself up after you fall. Failure only happens when you stop trying. If you are waiting for someone to pick you up - you have stopped trying and you have failed.
If you fall in life: Admit you are down, learn from it and get up!
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