Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 613): Deciding To Rise When We Fall

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Deciding To Rise When We Fall

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


In one of the Batman movies starring Christian Bale he said to Michael Caine who played his Butler Alfred:

Bruce Wayne : I wanted to save Gotham. I failed. 

Alfred Pennyworth : Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.

What a profound statement by Alfred. We fall so we can learn to pick ourselves up. That is one of life’s greatest lessons. This is what Chinese philosopher Confucious said centuries ago and is the focus of today’s quote. We rise back up from falling because we choose to do so. We. Choose. It. The question is how do we pick ourselves back up when we encounter rough times? On there was an article written on ways in which we can do just that:

Talk About Your Problems

Recognize That Your Feelings Are Valid And That They Won’t Last

Keep Yourself Energized 

Get The Right Amount Of Rest

Think About What’s Going Well In Your Life Right Now

Go To Work On Yourself


Do Something To Keep Yourself Busy

All of these can help you through those tough times but it all comes down to us choosing to get back up. Fight the good fight. As author, speaker and podcaster Trenton Shelton says, “It all starts with you.”

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?

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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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