Where Flying High & Falling down becomes one.Flying high (to be successful; prosper) is never easy as compared to falling down. To fly high, you need to have the forte & nerve to face any adversity. Those who dream to fly high, have to face more resistance & criticism and therefore it always demands strong conviction in oneself.
An Athlete during practice fails (falls down) too many times and every failure is taken as a lesson. Persistence eventually takes him to a level where success and failure (flying high & falling down) both cease to exist, only the Game & the joy of playing the Game remains.
This is called equanimity. Once the Athlete reaches this level, he always wins; because now he is no more playing to win. He is playing for the sheer joy of playing.
(My entry for the TOW contest, August'18)