National Get Up Day:
U.S. Figure Skating started this motivating initiative to help people bounce back when they fell on February 1, 2016. Every year since then, the day has been celebrated. It has become a worldwide trend where people share their stories of inspiration and get back up a failure.
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Why National Get Up Day?
“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don’t give up.” ―Chuck Yeager.
On February 1, the official end of the national skating month (January) is marked by the unification of skating communities worldwide. Each skater learns that one of the first lessons is how to get back up when we fall. However, this day isn’t just skating. It is about celebrating the spirit of upliftment which applies to every aspect of life. The day brings stories, photos, videos, and social media to inspire people worldwide.
The day shows that a person has to gather himself, dust himself, and go after the loss.
Now, skaters and people worldwide are celebrating the National Get-up day by sharing motivational postings, videos, and images on social media about a moment when they fell or struggled with something. The day often calls for successful people to share their stories about how they came to terms with reversals and how they came to a head.
On February 1, we all remember to get up when we stumble. When trying to achieve a goal or tackle an obstacle, we never know when trying to achieve a goal would inspire others to do the same thing whether you’re on or off the ice, in a classroom, through an employee, or in your neighborhood. Encourage someone you meet. Encourage someone you know. Nobody celebrates mistakes seldom. Yet, we stand on a mountain of defeats every time we get up and try again. This is how we learn to achieve our objectives. Share your moments, then, and continue. Continue to go on and on.
We make errors at some places and are great at something else. However, did you know most of the people we look up to did not begin this way? They did not. More than once, they failed at things they loved until they succeeded. They told themselves to get up and to try again when they fell. They raised and practiced questions. And they trained more when they got it right. J.K. Rowling, Michael Jordan, and Muhammad Ali are among these individuals. Even Walt Disney and Martin Luther King, Jr. were never the best in their classes initially, and that is why we celebrate this day to learn from these legends and find the motivation to become one!
How to Celebrate National Get Up Day
- Whether you are reading a book, interviewing an expert, watching a documentary, or conducting an experiment, there is always more to learn.
- It would be best to write about what you have heard or the significance of the day for you.
- You can share knowledge that helps somebody; it will also brighten somebody’s day.
- There are also observations about global problems that need to be resolved. How would you repair it? Discuss and Debate with your peers and family; also post it on social media using #NationalGetUpDay
- On #NationalGetUpDay, symbolize what observation means to you, draw, paint, create, design, bake.
- Ask the significance of #NationalGetUpDay, ask people to share their inspirational stories.
Interesting Facts On National Get Up Day:
- The concept was introduced during an appearance in the NBC “Today” show by the Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton.
- The 2018 Winter Games in South Korea celebrated the National Get Up Day right before the Olympics.
- S. Figure Skating wanted to foster skateboarders’ ambition, robustness, and power.
History Of National Get Up Day:
U.S. Figure Skating was established on February 1, 2017, during the National Get Up Day, providing a forum for celebrating Get Up Stories and urging people to come and see them. As part of the opening ceremony, a week before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, the globe was encouraged to share stories about getting upon.