QOTW: Follow Dora’s Philosophy on Life

| September 13, 2010
Our greatest glory is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

Nobody’s perfect. We all have those moments where make decisions–mistakes, if you will–that we later regret. But as Confucius said, “our greatest glory is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

By this, I believe Confucius meant what matters is not how we mess up or what we messed up, but how and if we recover after such a mess up.

How many of you can think of a moment in your life that you look back on with regret? Or, how many of you can think of some type of “mistake” you have made?

I know I can.

But what matters more is what we learned from it. From the moment we are born, we learn from our mistakes. Without falling, we would never learn to walk. Without stumbling over our words, we would never learn to speak or read.

The ideals embodied in Confucius’ quote are present everywhere in our popular culture. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “if at first you can’t succeed try try again.” Or the song “I Get Knocked Down:”


Or how about Dora from Finding Nemo and her cute “Just Keep Swimming” song?

From this point forward, I encourage all of you to look at your “mistakes” not as failures but as opportunities to learn, to grown, and to rise above the fall.

Now, if only I could practice what I preach…hmm… :-)

Happy Monday!

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