A wise friend of mine who once wrote about horses shares with me a paraphrase of a quote she once discovered about horses that speaks to life:
“A stumbling horse finds his footing by continuing to gallop on his course.”
When stumbling around as we write, we just keep going. We’ll find our footing eventually. I find this works in so many areas of my life when I feel like I’m failing or confused about something. It’s just stumbling for a moment; as I continue to gallop on my course, I’ll find my sure footing soon.
What matters is continual forward movement–with horses and in life.
(The actual quote comes from Anthony Trollope–the Victorian English novelist. He wrote, “A stumbling horse regains his footing by persevering in his onward course.” Wonderful!)