One of the encouraging thoughts in this chapter is the idea of getting up after falling/getting knocked down. We see it in:
Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
The blunt fact of the matter is that even those who seek to live a just life will fall, and fall many times. Everyone falls. What differentiates people is if they get up. When you choose the path of wickedness, you don't just fall, but you fall into mischief. When a Christian fails to get up after a fall or a stumble, there is something else that is revealed about them:
Proverbs 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Remember, it is not a fall that defines a man, but how they respond and get up. If you need examples, just read the life of Moses, David, and Peter, to begin with. They all had great falls, but they also rose up and moved forward and were remembered for their great faith.