We Fall Down, But We Get Up

Back in September of 2000, I joined the professional photographers’ society because I wasn’t satisfied with my photography skills.  It ended up being good for me because whatever reason or situation I came up with as a disadvantage (sometimes called ‘excuse’), I met someone in the society who had overcome my obstacle, and was flourishing in spite of it, so it took my excuse(s) away.
This video… you’ve probably seen it before, and I shared it with my Vitamin K readers just yesterday, but I don’t think you can see this too many times.  Whenever I start to feel limited or inadequate, I watch it because — on so many levels — it also takes my excuses away.  I saw a quote the other day that read, “he that is known for his excuses is seldom known for anything else.”  I make sure that I’m not that guy!
Maybe you know someone who could use this video for perspective. After you watch it… feel free to share. Just tell them how powerfully it impacted you.  When you master your mindset, you master your life.
Take the 2 minutes, 41 seconds:

Have an awesome day!

Kelvin Ringold

Born to John and Lora Ringold on October 24, 1953, grew up, went to school, graduated high school and joined the Air Force -- turned 18 in basic training. Did 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1991. Moved to Syracuse, worked at University Hospital and retired from there at 55. During that 55 years... I learned some lessons, one of which is that LIFE is what we make it. I spend a major portion of my waking hours helping other people figure out the same thing. Life is what we make of it, and... "when you master your mindset, you master your life." That's my mission: living it, and teaching it.


  • Jacqueline, thank you for your comments and your own inspiring words. I appreciate you taking the time to respond. It absolutely raises the bar, in my opinion, when we start to count our limitations. Compared to what? Thank you again and have awesome day!

  • I have seen this video before and it was at a time that I had a lot of excuses. They were all gone by the end. Who am I, with working legs, arms, eyes, and ears to say I can’t do something? Who am I to complain that something is too hard? Who am I to say that what I have and who I am is not enough?

    Thanks for sharing this inspirational story, Kevin. It really puts things into perspective.

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