Moment of Inspiration – When You’re Knocked Down, Get Right Back Up!
“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble, keep the faith. When you’re knocked down, get right back up. And never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.” ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton
Nothing that is worth doing is ever going to be easy. The truth is you will have moments of defeat and you will also enjoy the occasions of triumph and be able to celebrate what you have accomplished.
You will experience disappointment, frustration, despair and times when you will feel like the world is against you. But did you know that it is not in the nature of man to accept failure as something that is permanent? That’s right!
By design, God purposely intended for bad things to happen and as proof of His character of being omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, He then uses the negative and impossible things as tools to show us the way.
So, questions to you – what is holding you back in life? What failures have you experienced and thought that it was not possible for you to make a solid come back from?
What is keeping you from being motivated to go on and to pursue your purpose and the divine plan and will of God for your life?
I want to challenge you to remove the word impossible from your vocabulary! Nothing is impossible!
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Coach yourself into these positive self talk, “Yes, I can.” “Yes, I will make it!” “I am not afraid to take risks because I have the mind of Christ.” “With God all things are possible.” “I am blessed and highly favored.” “I walk in dominion and authority.” “I am not a carbon copy, I am 100% original!”
So I dare you then to be motivated, be inspired, and to be yourself!
What motivates you the most to the point where you take action? Do you get right back up on your own after a fall or it usually take someone to nudge you and help you back on your feet again? Share your thoughts in the comment form below.
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I would first like to thank you for writing the posts which are so relatable. Your every post which I have read till now gives me an inspiration to do better and better every time.
The thing that motivates me the most is that the constant need to be a better version of me than I was before. I am a self motivated person I really don’t need an external factor to motivate myself. I make sure whatever I do, I do it the best or do not even touch it.
Motivation is generally of 2 types: Intrinsic and Extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is a motivation whose stimuli comes from within our self. But on the other hand, Extrinsic motivation comes from an external factor.
The biggest difference between motivation and inspirational is:
“Motivation is a reason for acting in a particular way.”
“Whereas, Inspiration is feeling excited to do something at a particular moment.”
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day! 🙂
Awesome and valuable comment! I am glad that you have found the post beneficial and can relate to them. Thanks for enlightening us more on motivation and inspiration, first to show the difference and then to give such a beautiful illustration. I agree on the source being intrinsic and extrinsic.
For the most part I do not look for motivation from the external source even though there have been times I was just too ‘weak’ to do it on my own and needed someone to just speak a word of encouragement into my life.
Thanks for stopping by and for making such an engaging contribution. Have a wonderful week.
Hi Ma’am Yvonne,
It’s a wonderful article here. In life journey, there are always ups and downs, every individual must face or come across such time in eigther lanes of their lives, reading such article in a time when life has placed you out of track would sure place your back on track.
I’m one person that don’t really get motivated on my own without reading some motivational quotes. Whenever I’m down I take up some motivational quotes to help place me back on trak, and your article here is one of those strong motivations I’ll use.
Thanks for sharing.
I do know of many persons who when they get knocked down need the help of someone to get them back up on their feet again. That comes either by some motivational quote as you mentioned or some encouraging words of that sort.
We have to agree that life can take some unexpected turns and bring about events that we had never imagined. And despite the fact that there are people who are evil and torturing the lives of others, we must say thanks to the good Samaritans that are still much alive today and will risk their own lives to save someone
Be blessed and have an enjoyable day and a great week ahead. 🙂
Thanks for a great and inspiring post.
When I get knocked down, I reflect on the many times that GOD reached down with his hand to lift me up when I was at my lowest, and peace will fill my heart. Without him we amount to nothing. His grace is always sufficient in our weakness and I have experienced this many times through the years. When I look back to the past experiences, it is a solid proof that GOD is faithful even when we are not.
Thanks Yvonne for a great and timely share. Enjoy your weekend.
Thanks for this – it is so refreshing as you remind us of how God’s grace is all sufficient and He can reach us in places that we could never have imagined and pull us out from the depth of despair when life throw us punches and knock us down. I am eternally grateful and humbled by His love and faithfulness. He never cease to amaze me and much like you, if not for His faithfulness and loving kindness, my life could have taken such a different turn.
God bless you and do enjoy the rest of the weekend. 🙂
Many moments come in our life in which we think that its not possible. But what if if have major determination to do the thing? Many ups and downs come into our life but we need to get up and come back in the field.
People should be determined about their goal so that they can face problems in their way and cross them.
Many times people get exhausted and gave up but they should get up back if they want to get success.
Thanks for this great article.
Have a nice weekend.:)
You made a very interesting point there. It is all about setting goals and not doing thing in a hap-hazard way. A lot is said about set SMART goals – they must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound. I think this is where many people experience most of their difficulties and challenges and so when the fall and the disappointment comes, they are not equipped to handle it.
I have had instances in the past where I did not set a clear goal, it was unrealistic and my expectation was simply too high. That’s when I experienced some of my greatest falls in life. I dealt with my wounds and through faith just got back up and kept on moving. Some of my most valuable lessons in life came out of those experiences. And what do we say? Experience is our greatest teacher and life is the classroom in which we learn the lessons.
Have a great weekend. 🙂
I think that everyone has stumbled at some point of their life or another. I agree that we will have moments of great triumph and also great defeat. Success is not a straight road but a curved path with many circles and going backwards and forwards. I think that people sometimes forget that success and accomplishment do not always come easily. Sometimes they may arrive faster but sometimes that take a lot of learning and trying before we get it right. The one skill we need to develop is to brush off the dirt after we stumble and then redirect and refocus and move forward again. I love the idea of taking tiny little steps forward and making some progress. This keeps us moving in the right direction. Sometimes it does not feel like forward motion, but every failure and stumble gets us this much closer to the final objectives.
Thanks for your input and such a great insight into this topic. One of the things about stumbling and even falling down in life, is the will power that we all possess to get back up again – whether through our own strength or by the assistance of someone else.
I am glad that you mentioned that success is not a straight path but comes with curves and often times going forward and backward. With that foreknowledge, I would say that these are things that can be factored into our plans in the form of a ‘what if’ analysis and have some back up plan on which to fall back on. It makes the fall less painful and not so disappointing after all.
Appreciate you sharing your thoughts and making the discussion most enjoyable. Have a blessed weekend.
Good to be back finally, and sorry again if I wasn’t too regular earlier, you know why 🙂
Coming to the post, I think we ALL go through the rough patches in life and have our share of down time. The one thing that works is pushing yourself out of the negative thoughts and thinking positive – it’s like God helps those who help themselves. Not to mention, if we look around us, we find so many who are not as fortunate as us, yet they carry on. I seek a lot of inspiration from such people and feel we are so blessed, even when we feel we aren’t.
I think we need to remember that every dark night leads to a bright day, there is a silver lining, there is hope on the other side – nothing really lasts forever. It’s a passing phase, and perhaps a way we are being tested by the Almighty – so just take it in your stride and move on.
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend. 🙂
It’s always good to have you here as your presence really make such a difference in our lives. Similar to what you’ve mentioned, I do get inspiration from the persons who are less fortunate. They never seem to complain and always carry a smile and a spirit of contentment. I think it is mostly because they are so trusting not in themselves, but in God and is confident that the same God who brought them out of their darkness the last time is the same one that will bring them through again.
I am reminded of what someone once said – without a test, there is no testimony. So I agree that all these things we go through in life is like a passing cloud – they do not come to last forever and we are being put through the test.
Thanks for your contribution. The weekend is upon us, so do enjoy it and take some time to rest. Cheers! 🙂
When I feel down and want to give up, I remember my identity in Christ and the fact that I was not created with the spirit of fear or defeat. This helps me to kindle my spirit and keep going on. One thing I have learnt is that with God, nothing is impossible.
You have made a very important point to which I wholeheartedly agree – it is remember your identity in Christ. As long as we do that, the world could be in chaos, our life in confusion, and we would not be moved. God have a way of ‘tucking’ us away in His secret place far above the storms of life and into a place of peace and rest. And we can rest assured, with God all things are possible. Thanks for your contribution. Do enjoy the rest of the week!
The thing that motivates me the most is when I look around and see what is happening in the world today, I take a deep, long look at my self and compare my life with the less fortunate, I realize how blessed I am and I am motivated to go on without complaining. Everything may not be the best for me at the moment but it is surely better than what it used to be. So, I am very grateful and motivated to go on because it could have been worse. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel….there is a brighter day coming just ahead. I can surely say that I have, inside of me, all that I need to make me happy and motivated. I have the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Author and Finisher of my faith…..This is what keeps me going. He is my motivator. …Great post!
Your comment is so liberating, I am shouting out a big AMEN! Too many of us take things for granted for sure. The time we spend complaining about things is time we should be using to make positive affirmations and declarations in the earth concerning our life and what God has already promised to us.
I love your honesty in saying that when you take a deep long look at yourself and compare it with others who are considered less fortunate, you realize how blessed you are and rather than complain you are fired up with motivation to go on knowing that Christ is your motivator and He is the one who keeps you going.
I appreciate your contribution. Thank you for participating in this discussion. Much Agape love 🙂