SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY
What do you do when you constantly fail, feel like you struggle, or life just hits you hard in the face and it knocks you on your ass? You NEED to get back up. This sounds simple, but it’s VERY hard. It’s not what happens on the first knock, but on the 1000th knock. You need to get back up. But don’t overthink it, just get your feet back under you and stand up.
It’s amazing how strong your brain can be. And I mean that in both negative and positives directions. They say your thoughts make your words, your words make your actions, and your actions make your habits. Ok, that makes sense. So the more times you do this, the more it turns into your default actions. Soon, you won’t even need to think about it, you just do it.
But what about when you don’t think you can do something. Because you don’t think you can do something, or you think something is too hard, or you think “why me?”, or you feel that everyone else is better, or you are tired, or you have to work three jobs, etc. Maybe there have been some sad things that have happened in your life, or you hit some rough patches, financially, emotionally, or physically. What do you do now? Can you still move forward? It might not seem like it, however, we all have done it at some point.
We all have picked up the bar one more time when we thought it would be impossible.
I know we all have picked ourselves up and got back to work after a big failure. And we all have been able to something that we NEVER thought we could do. And we did it just by doing it. Because we simply turned off the noise in our heads and started moving, we were able to improve our situation, or at least get out of the current situation. No big thought process or operation.
There doesn’t always have to be some master plan to have mental toughness, or fortitude, or grit. In fact, I think its almost better when we can shut the brain off a little. Because of this, you can reduce all the “paralysis by analysis” thoughts where you can get lost and just get busy and just move. If the voices in your head that tell you that you can’t make it, or you can’t do it, then you are on the path to not doing it or making it. If you can shut those down, then it’s just your body doing what it needs to do. This doesn’t mean it will be perfect, or that it’s not still going to be painful. But it does mean that you will be one step closer to what you are trying to do.
It doesn’t matter if it’s getting to the end of the workout, or having your baby, or making the business work, or getting through family problems, or having money problems or how life is constantly making you struggle. No matter how many times you fail, just quiet the “I can’ts” in your head and get back up. The single simple, but not easy, answer to changing what is happening with you right then is to get back up. Make this be your default. No matter how many times you get knocked down, just get back up. Keep moving forward. One step at a time. You will get there. 🙂
FEEL THE BURN!!!