“Fall down six times, get up seven.” – Chinese proverb
Chinese Year of the Monkey starts today. The dominant characteristics of people born in this year are smart, clever and intelligent. Those who will achieve mastery in their lives. And the Chinese embrace of failure is part of that journey in their traditions.
One of my favourite Chinese sayings echoing the failure embracing resilience is from the Tao Te Ching…
- · "Bend and you will be whole.
Curl and you will be straight.
Keep empty and you will be filled.
Grow old and you will be renewed."