What to do when things don’t go our way? An inspirational quote by Confucius reminds us to be not afraid of risks. If and when plans don’t work out rise up and try again. Let’s remember this also to remind ourselves not to be afraid of not starting or worrying about that we may fail.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.Confucius
Today’s post is by Confucius. I did not know anything about him, so I did quick research so we can learn together. Confucius was a Chinese Philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period! The philosophy of Confucius, which is also known as Confucianism, similar to his name, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity. The 4 main principles of Confucianism are the concepts of respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.
Now that we know a little more than we did before about Confucius, let’s talk about the actual quote. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” I like this quote a lot, because it teaches us to never give up no matter what. Whether it is a small situation, or a fairly large one, we must not give up. Instead we should get back up and start again. Even if you may not “win” the situation, you should still prove that you can do as best as possible even when you will lose. Not only does that give the opposite side more respect for you, it gives you more reason to respect yourself. I like that a lot knowing that I can get a chance to redeem myself and not have to worry about others.
If you ever feel that you can’t redeem yourself or prove your sincerity, just know that that is not true. Even if there is 15 seconds left in some situation, make that the best 15 seconds you possibly can. Maybe you are playing a video game and there is 15 seconds left with you as the last one alive out of your team. Prove to yourself, your team, and also your enemies as well, that you can ace through and get them all in that 15 seconds as well as outplay them. They may have thought that they would win that game, but boy were they wrong, haha!
Whatever you can do to even give yourself a minor boost of confidence and make the situation better, do it. Even if your enemies or team still does not respect you. The most important thing of all is respecting yourself, and you won’t regret it.
My name is Gurbani Singh. Since I am a teenager, I often find myself searching for positive quotes for girls. After reading these I have made it a goal to post Positive and Inspiring quotes daily. I hope that these are as encouraging to you as they are for me to learn from and apply to our daily lives.
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Encourage your kids to read and write what this means to them & how they can apply this quote to their lives. Also, consider learning and practicing breathing meditation as a way to help relax and reflect on the message.
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