If you apply for seven jobs and miss out on them all, apply for number eight.

If you try and fail seven times to give up smoking, try an eighth time.

If you try to run around the block seven times and almost pass out each time, give it a go an eighth time.

If you have seven book proposals rejected, start working on an eighth.

If you say sorry seven times and there’s still tension in the relationship, say it eight times.

If you try seven churches and can’t find the right one yet, go to an eighth one this Sunday.

If you make seven sales calls and get hung up on each time, make call number eight.

If you pray seven times and haven’t had an answer yet, try an eighth time.

There’s a Japanese proverb that says, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”

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

We all make mistakes and not everything that we try is going to be successful.

If you give up after a couple of setbacks, you’ll never make it.

But if you keep trying, you give yourself a chance to join those who refuse to accept defeat and eventually achieve their goals.

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