These examples make me wonder, how many times are we showing up with the wrong equipment? Life is so busy, it’s easy to get into a routine and just grind it out in the same way every day. Or we may know something we are doing is not working, but we figure it’s too difficult to stop long enough to change, so like the boy above, we just continue to use a bat that’s too heavy. The “equipment” we use daily could be tied to our schedule and our time management skills. Are we overloading ourselves with things to do because we struggle to say no? Or do we take on too much because we feel we are supposed to do all these things? What would happen if we re-evaluated the way we think about how we spend our time.
Or maybe the “equipment” you are using in a situation is not equipment at all, maybe it’s your mindset. Do we ever stop to think “why do I think that?” or “where did that belief come from?” We can easily get a thought stuck in our head and accept “this is just the way it is”, but is it possible we would see things differently, if like the boy above, we put on glasses, to examine why we think that? Or what if we looked at it from a different perspective? If a situation seems hard, are we slowing down long enough to see what we can do to improve? Or have we resigned ourselves to the fact “life is hard”, this is the hand we were dealt?
I realize asking these questions won’t heal sickness or help you pay off your credit card, but you can look at your approach to the situations that are challenging you. Examine the skills you are using; do you need to learn more by researching or asking for help from a professional. Or it is a case where by changing your “equipment” you would see a shift? In our frantic day to day life, it’s easy to forget there is always room for improvement. You never know how one little shift, one change in the bat you’re using, could set everything else in motion. Soon you too could be smiling from ear to ear.
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