False starts are common in athletics when an athlete makes an incorrect or inappropriate attempt to begin a race or an event. Athletics being a sporting activity gives the athlete another chance to rectify his start. What about our day to day life? Do we get a chance to rectify something? If yes, how often?
Most of us would agree that our life bears strong resemblance to athletics, or for that matter any sport. False starts too are common in most of the tasks that we perform in our day to day life. Some have the ability to auto correct themselves while the others do not have the desired results that we expected. When it does not go as planned, it is important that we don’t get bogged down. Instead, it is better to learn from that experience and start over again even if it means we have to unlearn things that we know, eschew our ego. Key is to stay motivated and not lose hope. Let the false start be a motivating factor and not a discouraging one.