We see it everyday. People fall back and then come from behind to win. Artists write new music or suddenly appear again on the big screen. Runners fall down only to get back up and finish in first. And the list goes on. The timeless story of turtles winning the race. And we think, ‘wow, that’s amazing.’
What we don’t always realize is that these qualities are inside all of us: determination, stamina, perseverance and will, to name a few. Seeing is believing and so we see and believe greatness in others. So, why not see, believe and manifest that same greatness in ourselves? Part of the answer is that there is some negativity inside all of us. We weren’t born this way; we learned it from others. After being exposed to this negativity for years, we then become negative ourselves. And the truth is: we either get the better of it or it gets the better of us. Negative self-thought and negative self-talk is for the birds, not for turtles. It gets us nowhere and only holds us back. Be done with it!
When we fall off the horse, we get back on, because getting on one more time than falling off is what winners are made of. Ate something empty and then had regret? Make up for it with a better day today! Had a bad day with unhealthy choices, only to feel guilty afterward? No guilt! We live and we learn. FIRST, we gain awareness AFTER the fact. THEN, we catch ourselves IN the act. FINALLY, we stop ourselves BEFORE going down the wrong path. THAT is growth. THAT is transformation. THAT is what turtles are made of!
Write the next chapter of YOUR comeback story starting today. Head in a better direction right now. You owe it to your mind, your body, your heart and your soul. Be good to yourself and feel better for it. You’ll be glad you did. Today starts the beginning of the rest of your story and the rest of your life. Make it a good one. To victory we ride!