Bert Oliva

I’ve Fallen

by Bert Oliva

“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Depending on your age, you may remember that tagline from an old commercial about a product to help the elderly. However, how often do we find ourselves thinking a very similar thought in our daily lives? How often do you fail or “fall down” and feel helpless?

It is not how many times you fall that matters, but rather how often you get back up and get back at it. Many people will quit after the first, second, or third time they fall. However, you must keep moving. In order to tap into the greatness within you, you must stand up again.

Les Brown says, “If you fall down, make sure you land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up.” This statement is so very true. The only way that we each learn is through our trials and failings, yet the only true failure is when we quit.

Do not live your life in “would have’s, could have’s, and should have’s.” Live your life in “I did, I failed, I got up, and I did it again until I conquered.”

Live Life,
Bert Oliva