Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

Todd Glassberg Views From The Front Porch says, What does this mean to you?

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight


This Japanese proverb relays the¬†alteration of life. Some would more naturally translate it into English as “Always rising after a fall or repeated failures”. or the other popular sayings ‘if you fall off the horse , you must get right back on.

Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - Japanese Philosophy Wall Scroll close up view

In this Japenese silk print The first Kanji is literally “7”. The second means “fall down” . The third is “8”. And the last is “get up”, “rouse”, or “rise”.
Basically if you fail 7 times, you should recover from those events and be prepared to rise an 8th time. This is also applies if it is the world or circumstances that knock you down seven times… …just remember that you have the ability to bounce back from any kind of adversity.

I feel this way , it is a philosophy of my life. I like everyone have experienced adversity and feel that if you humble yourself and start the process over, you can begin to conquer the mistakes that have held you back.

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