“Life has knocked me down a few times. It has shown me things I’ve never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. but one things is for sure, I always get up.” – Unknown
A conversation the other day had me thinking long and hard about this quote. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but it’s always possible to get back up. Honestly, I should practice what I preach. Well, not so much to get back up, but to do so quickly and without leaning on excuses. Even if there are justifiable reasons, they’re still excuses. I should know better. I do know better. So, from me to you, here are my thoughts on getting back up after being knocked down by life.
When life knocks you down, you MUST get back up. Always!
Often, it’s quick to jump right up on your feet. Other times it takes getting up on one knee and pulling yourself up, sometimes holding onto something, but all the while progressing to an upright position. And yes, there are times you’ll actually stumble and fall back down, but you must push again to get back up.
If an unforeseen weight causes you to fall down and is making it difficult to get back up, find a way to push it aside. Dig deep inside for extra strength, for the will to get out from under it, crawling out if you must.
When all is said and done, you must get back up. You can do it. You must do it.
Now, I’m thinking about what I believe is one of the greatest motivational and inspirational speeches in movie history. The speech I’m referring to is by Rocky Balboa to his son… I believe that anyone that has seen the movie, Rocky Balboa will remember the speech but whether you do or not, take a minute or two to read through the words below:
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain’t gonna have a life. “
Have a great day. Make it happen. Make it count!