Nana Korobi Ya Oki 七転び八起き

When you start a new journey, you learn through mistakes. However, the pain of falling can be so painful that you feel you don’t want to keep going.

The wellness business journey is the same. No one is immune to these experiences. If you are in that situation now, feeling stuck and unable to move forward, know that the Japanese often say “Nana korobi ya oki.”

Nana korobi ya oki translation

The direct translation of七転び八起き(nana korobi ya oki) is “Falling seven times, pick yourself up eight times.”

Always rise after a fall. Falling, failing, and making mistakes are natural parts of the process of learning. However, these are things that hurt so much more when we go through them in a business setting, when you feel like you have lost a good investment. What’s true in business is that everyone pays some sort of toll along the way – you can’t cry about it.

The only difference between people who are auspicious and those who aren’t there yet is that the auspicious people always rise after a fall.

1: Analyze what went wrong.

Even if it’s difficult to face, face it and see what went wrong?

2: Identify what we can make better.

These people view failure from a different perspective: as a learning step.

3: Assess the situation and make necessary changes with agility.

4: Try your theory, if you don’t have experienced or knowledgeable people around you.

Don’t ask someone who has never accomplished what you want to accomplish. Their advice is rarely connected to the solutions that you seek, while people that have failed in that area can only teach how they failed.

If you had a painful fall, you’re welcome to feel that pain and cry about it for a while. However, sooner or later you’ll need to face that pain, learn from it, and move on.

When you use nana korobi ya oki as an exercise in life, you start avoiding unnecessary falls, failures, and mistakes. You start developing your resilient threshold to be higher and higher. In the end, you start overcoming bigger obstacles with ease.