“Hold up your cup here is some positive tea that I want to pour out for you”.


Do you remember the person who taught you how to ride a bicycle? Do you remember either your foot slipping off the pedal and you stopping, or you found yourself wobbling and hit something, or you simply fell? Some of us took off the first time we were given a little push, but most of us did not achieve a successful ride on our very first try. But something told us to get up and try it again. We did and some of us rode off.

Some of us had to get up many times before we finally got the hang of riding that bicycle. Now, if you looked at us today, you could not determine how many times we had fallen. All you know is that we can ride a bicycle. The key in learning to ride a bicycle is not to dwell on how many times you failed, but rather remember the time you got up and succeeded.

It’s not uncommon to have life circumstances knock you down. For instance: You put your hopes into getting the perfect job you applied for and someone else gets it. Life throws unexpected things at us all the time. There is something that is here now or something that is coming in the future that is going to knock us down, and there’s nothing we can do to make sure our lives are free of knock downs. The one thing we should not do is to confuse a knock down with a KNOCK OUT. Just because a great boxer is knocked down does not mean he has lost the boxing match. It’s not the knock down that determines the winner. It’s how long you’re down that’s going to matter. Yes, life will throw some hard punches at you, it will humble you, and it will knock you down. But in the words of motivational speaker Les Brown, “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”

There is absolutely nothing that will keep you down for long if you have confidence! So, if you feel like life has knocked you down, stand up and yell: “I’m still here!!! I will achieve my dream, no matter what they say. It is my life and I will do what I dream of doing.” You must not listen to the naysayers because there will be many. Listen to your heart and there you will find the strength to get up.

Yes, stay positive you’ve laid the foundation of the project. Don’t you dare GIVE UP. Don’t give in. You can get up from this financial crisis. Don’t close the business down. Don’t sell off the contract. You started it and you must finish it. I know it might not be easy to get through it, but if you keep your faith strong and affirm, “Things are getting better,” they will. You can lie there and have a pity party or remember that you have what it takes to get up. When failure knocks you down, remember there is a blessing hidden in every trial in life. Here’s the thing, you never know how strong you are until you’re knocked down. Get Up! Show Them How Strong You Are!

Hope your cup is full of positivity!