At Workout Warriors, There are a few sayings I believe in and repeat to my athletes. The one most honored is “Seven times down, Eight times Up ! “ or in Japanese this can be pronounced two ways. One is “shichi ten hakki”. The other is “nana korobi ya oki”.
This Japanese proverb relays the vicissitudes of life. Some would more naturally translate it into English as “Always rising after a fall or repeated failures”.
The first Kanji is literally “7”. The second means fall down (sometimes this Kanji means “turn around”, “revolve” or “turn over”, but in this case, it’s holds the meaning of fall. The third is “8”. And the last is get up, “rouse”, or “rise”.
Basically if you fail 7 times, you should recover from those events and be prepared to rise an 8th time. This is also applies if it is the world or circumstances that knock you down seven times…Get up eight. This is the way in training too.
Some Workouts are designed to crush you. Will you stay down ?
Few statements in life really define life. I think this is one.
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