Wayne Gretzky famously said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Readers of this blog know that I am a huge proponent of taking your shot and letting go of the result.
An upbeat, positive attitude and all that.
But what about that moment immediately following a missed shot?
What do you do? You go get the rebound.
Taking the initial shot is sometimes easy. Everything lines up correctly and things fall into place.
If the shot succeeds, there is nothing to do except prepare for the next shot.
But the art of rebounding is truly that, an art.
In basketball, in order to get the rebound, we have to muscle in and we have to want the basketball more than any of the other players.
So too in life. When we take a shot, we are going to miss.
How we handle that miss may ultimately impact our overall success 10 times more than our ability to line things up for the initial shot.
For today, let’s take our shot. But let’s also be mindful of the possibility of the rebound.
Missed shot? So what? Grab that ball and shoot it again.