A Good Swift Kick

A Good Swift Kick

Getting knocked down…it's expected. Only, somehow, we never expect it.  Recently, I was on a high. Only accepting good vibes and maintaining a healthy mindset was a goal for 2017. Obviously, this gets harder as the year goes on and shit actually starts to happen.

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Today, I found myself getting another good swift kick in the nuts. Like most people who've been kicked in the nuts, I wanted to grab my proverbial balls, fall to my knees and cry in pain, but I took another route. Instead, I acknowledged the pain, took a breath, and realized that one kick in the nuts does not make me a failure.

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I have an all-or-nothing personality. At times, that gets me into a lot of trouble. Mostly, those times are when bad things happen in my life, and I feel as if one bad thing cancels out all of the good things. I'm sure many of you have already experienced this in the new year. The lesson is to not give up even when our thoughts are telling us we should. 

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My advice is this: acknowledge, then ignore, the negative thoughts. Understand why they are there. Appreciate them for what they do. Order a pizza and turn on the Netflix but do not crumble. Trust me, I know that it's so much easier to give up on your dreams or the things you love, but don't. Just keep at it, you'll get there in the end.