My goal with this blog was to post every single week of 2014. I missed last week.
Getting up from a fall is tough. When you land on your ass, it can really bruise your tailbone. But there's a choice to be made. Are you going to get right back up again, if you can? Are you going to sit and seethe in the pain or are you going to take action to get some ice on the wound and get back to health as soon as you can?
Resiliency is a skill, not a trait. People settle for the excuse that you either have it or you don't. FALSE. It can be learned and developed. The quicker you get up after you fall, the quicker you'll be back on track. The more you get up right after falling, the easier it will be come to get moving again.
We get upset about being upset, and this is our most fatal error. Lately, I've been training myself in the ways of acceptance to allow myself to move forward instead of wallowing in sorrow or pain. Sadness and pain will inevitably come. What matters, is my resiliency, or my ability to bounce right back to a positive mindset.
Ethan Small has been posting to Friendly Warrior since 2013 with his experiences and wisdom to inspire others to improve their quality of life.
First time here? Start with these posts:
10 Reasons Pain is Good
5 Steps to Eliminate Worry
Persistence Makes Perfect