Do you fall down or
do you fall up?
I’ve pretty much always fallen down. Then I pick myself up and continue on my way.
I’ve noticed that some people fall up rather down. I mean this metaphorically of course.
They mess up in a big, often embarrassing, sometimes scandalous way, and not too long after the dust settles from their screw up or ethical lapse, they get a more lucrative job or consultancy. Often they garner a larger platform than the one they started with.
Perhaps my problem is that I’ve only had small screw-ups. Perhaps you have to screw up in a grand way to get noticed. Or perhaps you only fall up when you’re already on high ground. The thinking seems to be, oh, he/she really screwed that up – let’s see how she can handle this bigger job… organization… pot-of-gold.
I’m not envious really, I’m mostly curious. How do they do that?
What do you think, dear readers? Have you noticed this phenomenon?