We’ve heard it before, when people are implying they taking themselves away from a certain situation or person; the classic response is, “I’m falling back.”
And granted, it is good to step away from circumstances, situations and/or people to assess a situation to see how to properly address the matters at hand.
But instead of falling back, why not fall forward?
Falling back appears to make sense if something or someone is too close in our space for comfort, we step back.
Even in fighting, when your opponent takes a jab at you, your inclination is to dodge the hit by ducking or by moving back from where your opponent intended to land one on you.
From another standpoint however, falling is still falling. So if you’re going to fall, why not fall forward especially in situations or with people?
If we fall back, we are going backwards.
Backward could be in our thinking, back in our old habits, back in our unhealthy responses to situations, circumstances and people that need critical thinking and healthy approaches to address them.