“Shortly after the great aerialist Karl Wallenda fell to his death in 1978 while doing his most dangerous walk, his wife, also an aerialist, said, ‘All Karl thought about for months before was falling. It was the first time he’d ever thought about that, and it seemed to me that he put all his energies into not falling rather than walking the tightrope.’ If we think more about failing at what we are doing than about doing it, we will not succeed.”
I think this line needs to be read again…
“It seemed to me that he (Wallenda) put all his energies into not falling rather than walking the tightrope.”
and then this one, too…
“If we think more about FAILING at what we are doing than about doing it, we will not succeed.”
Wow. What a potent observation. In other words, where you put your focus becomes your reality.
So, where is your focus?
If you aren’t sure, maybe you should find your focus this fall at Drishti Fest. Just a thought.
This post is an excerpt from a longer piece written by Drishti Fest Co-Founder Kate Patterson Baldwin. You can read her full blog here.