When You Get Knocked Down…

The most natural thing to do is to get back up.

Hi everyone! Do you know that there’s no overestimating how to respond to failures and mistakes? I used to think there is a particular manual that helps explain how to respond, how to feel, how to smile or cry when we fail. But I was wrong! How do you respond to failure? Failure doesn’t mean that nothing has been accomplished. There’s always room to learn something new any day, anytime.

We all experience failure and make mistakes. As a matter of fact, successful people have more failure in their lives than average people do. They take risks especially costly ones and they are willing to venture into opportunities and explore new grounds. Those who do not expect anything are never disappointed, those who never try, never fail. Anyone who is currently achieving anything in life is simultaneously risking failure. It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel at doing nothing. A flawed diamond is more valuable than a perfect brick. If you’ve got no failures, then surely you’ve got no victories.

We all get knocked down; its how fast we get up that truly counts. There’s a positive correlation between spiritual maturity and how quickly a person responds to failures and mistakes. Individuals who are spiritually mature have a greater ability to get up and go on than people who are spiritually immature. The less developed the person, the longer he holds on to past failures. God never sees us as failures but as learners.

Over time, I have learned that you can’t travel the road to success without a puncture or two. Mistakes are often the best teachers but you can’t keep making the same mistakes over and over again, just because you want to be self-taught. Ecclesiastes admonishes ” In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider”. It takes courage to admit to your mistakes and correct them. The man who invented the eraser had the human race well figured out. People who never make mistakes don’t make much either.

Here is the key to being free from the stranglehold of past failures:

. Learn the lesson

. Forget the details

. Forgive yourself

. Grow up and quit repeating the same mistakes

Do you know why the devil never reminds you of the lesson? He never wants to see you grow and radiate the glory of God nor be happy. He prefers to taunt you with the details. Today, I encourage you to grow, gain from the experience, build on the lesson and please get on with your life.

Blessings and Love

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6 thoughts on “When You Get Knocked Down…

  1. The perfect orientation to be able to take on the challenges of life. Above all, an excellent reflection for young people. Nowadays it is very necessary to take into account their recommendations because they are indispensable tools to succeed.


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