Today I was talking with a client who was disappointed that she was “off track, again” and I was reminded of the story of the martial arts master who always appeared to keep his footing, responding to attack with calm balance. When a student was admiring his incredible skill in staying centered, he laughed and said, “I’m always falling off center. It’s only that I’ve gotten very fast at getting centered again.” The moment you find yourself “off-track”, instead of spending time berating, shaming or being disappointed in yourself, try using it as a moment to improve your recovery speed and soon, you’ll look like you’re always on track too. It’s not about how many times you get off track or need to start over – it’s about how fast you recover. Be fast.