As professional basketball player Dwyane Wade and his endorsements would tell us, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8.” Sure, some people say that’s a Japanese proverb, but no Japanese proverb has ever orchestrated the biggest free agency coup in NBA history, so suck it, Japan! Anywho, an inspirational high school track video has been making the rounds this week, and despite the footage allegedly being six years old, I think the message is something that should be timeless to us. Also, the girl looks like Faye Reagan, so that’s kind of cool.
In the video below the jump, we see a girl named Alexis competing in the hurdles and it’s not that easy for her, or any of the other competitors for that matter, but what we witness is perseverance. And sure, some people might be inclined to laugh at someone who falls down 42 times and barely gets up a 43rd time, and even possibly invoke this classic Kids in the Hall sketch, but I implore our readers and friends to see beyond the sophomoric humor value of this video and let it change your life.
Also, check out the even better version with new music also after the jump…
And if I had a genie in a bottle right now, I would totally pray for Yakety Sax. Just sayin’.