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By June 13, 2022June 15th, 2022Pacific Strength

Funny how a different perspective changes things. 

I woke up recently with a pimple on the end of my nose. Rudolph style. I’m 42 years old & I’m thinking “Why on earth is this happening?”, “What am I doing wrong?” & “Boy, do I look stupid.” I wasn’t stressing a ton about it, but I was annoyed. 

Then a friend came over. In frustration & in an attempt to point out the elephant in the room, I acknowledged the pimple on my nose. & without missing a beat, she said, “It’s your body reminding you that you still have a lot of youthfulness.”

We laughed & instantly, I felt better. Thx Cathi 😘

We know perspective is powerful. But it’s the little shifts in perspective that can really affect how we feel about ourselves & the world. 

We can make these changes with small things & big things too. 

I’m going to challenge you, as I’m challenging myself, to make a shift.

When you catch yourself saying, “What’s wrong with me? Why didn’t I do my training today? Why didn’t I keep my commitment to myself?”

Shift your perspective & ask, “What do I need right now?”

If you missed a training session… maybe you needed the rest. Maybe whatever took you from your training was more important. Maybe you need to consider why you skipped: Is it not the right training program for you? Do you need more structure? Less structure? A training partner? Do you need to get up before the kids? 

When you’re thinking: “Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this? Why can’t things go my way?”…

It may help to think instead: “Is there another way to see this?”

Whatever it is, YOU are not a failure. You may just need a shift in perspective. 

If you can’t find the silver lining, find a friend who can help flip it for you. 

I wish I had taken a pic of that nose pimple. It would’ve made for a better blog post. Next time 😉.

#shiftyourperspective #yourenotafailure #maybeyoujustneedtolookatitanotherway #fitnessthatfitsyourlife #stopjudging #startaskingbetterquestions #whatdoyouneed #howcanyouseeitdifferently 

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