How To Do Hard Sh!t
Before We Begin…
I know what you’re thinking…that maybe you and I have different definitions of what it means to do hard shit, what with me being an Olympian and all. That doesn’t matter. Hard and difficult are relative. If you think it’s hard it’s hard and it doesn’t matter if anybody else agrees with you. The reality is this: hard may mean different things to each of us but the way in which we approach hardships and difficulties is the same. That’s what this series is about. I don’t know how much you know about me but the short version is this time after time I’m faced with something terrible: assault, bankruptcy, divorce, injuries intermingled with really amazing things: world championship titles, Olympic titles, a world record, good friends, etc. But each time I was faced with something terrible I believed in the moment that that was the end. The end of my hopes and dreams, my goals, the future I had envisaged. The end of me. Of course it sounds melodramatic in hindsight but in the moment, when you’re staring at a seemingly impossible situation in the face that’s exactly how it feels. And that’s okay. It’s what you do next that makes all the difference.
Before moving on to the next module download today’s worksheet on finding clarity. Being clear on the state of things is a critical step in the process of facing and tackling difficult things.
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