There will always be a down but also always an up, your moods depends on which of the two you pay the most attention to-
In ways both big and small, our pride will be trampled on (in one way or another) during the course of a day. I suppose its safe to say that it’s nearly impossible to live life without our pride suffering a perilous blow. The ebb and flow of life … Yet, when it happens to us? We tend to take it personally – very personally, and, often enough, we beat our selves up further. Even the tiniest set back can rile our emotions and send our self-esteem into a tailspin. In part, our self-esteem reflects who we are intrinsically (our true self), however, self-esteem is also a barometer of our standing with the world around us.
The difference between my normal response to a damaging blow of my pride (an oversensitive one at that) may be summed up in one word: rumination. I am an “over-thinker” who ruminates, nauseously, in a discursive way about everyday experiences after my pride takes a hit. Especially after I finish last during a weekend race!
As I marinate in my negative thoughts, hostility and anxiety begin to seep from my very essence, sabotaging myself more than ever before. Rather than working constructively to repair the damage, I build a case for why I let myself down – A pity party of epic proportions! Sound familiar?!?
Surrender to the moment, to comfort, to serenity. The damage is done, time to move on – peacefully.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know-
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First do no harm.
Some light Tumbling a handful of Cartwheels and sprinkle in 300 Hard Style KB Swings at the end for good measure.
A simple yet profoundly loaded message today. Feel like taking a stab at what it is?!? Be well today.
One of life’s most interesting reversals is average people thinking they are extraordinary, and extraordinary people thinking they are average-
Take a few minutes to watch the above video a couple of times. Chelsie Memmel could rip your still beating heart out of your chest even with a torn labrum…Yup go ahead and watch the video again.
Now let’s watch how Chelsie gets on with the balance beam after an injury that would cripple Uncle Mo:
As you go about your morning drinking coconut water and applying kinesio tape like some first grader…Ask yourself: “What the hell am I doing?”
Johanna Quaas and Chelsie Memmel are truly inspiring individuals in our book.