Now that I have your attention, I am going to explain why you should embrace the idea of being a goat. More specifically, a mountain goat. I came across a tweet last week that said something to the effect, “When all your haters are waiting to watch you fall, be a goat.” And once I stopped hysterically laughing on the plane from this picture, something clicked in me; like a light bulb in my head (rare, I know).
It’s not just that I am a hard-headed and stubborn Capricorn, but my discovery that these animals have an unbelievable ability to scale sheer cliffs. You wouldn’t guess that about them when you just observe them walking around on a flat surface doing whatever it is that goats do. These goats have this, what I definitely consider, “secret” inner strength, and that strength is in each one of us. You never know how truly strong you are until you are faced with the impossible, be it a horrible break up, being fired from a job, failing a class or even having to climb the flat side of a mountain. It’s times like these where you not only look to those around you for support, but you also have to learn to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going.
I don’t want this post to sound “preachy” or like I’m a know it all, because I certainly struggle with this on a daily basis, but I just want to put it out there that you ARE strong enough to get through the tough times, even if that means falling down every once in a while. Hey, that’s what makes us human! So I hope that anyone who is feeling alone/unsure/scared/etc., will read this and perhaps be inspired to “be a goat” and persevere through the tough times. 💋