Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In my experience I have found that the quality of my life is not determined by what happens to me, but by how I use what happens to me. With my awareness, I have learned some very valuable lessons. In this article I will share several of those lesson with you. These lessons have helped me to succeed, when giving up would have been much easier.
In my experience I have found that the quality of my life is not determined by what happens to me, but by how I choose to use what happens to me.
I have found that success is not defined by how many times I fall down, but by how many times I get back up when I fall. With my awareness, I have discovered that when I fall down I can choose to get back up — and keep moving. Falling down — or stumbling — no longer has to be the measure of my shame. Falling down no longer needs to remind where I do not measure up. Falling down no longer has to define who we are or our experience.
Falling down instead can merely remind me to get back up again. Falling down keeps me humble, not humiliated — because I know that I am enough. Craig J. Phillips
My training in the martial arts has taught me very valuable life-changing lessons. While training at the martial arts school I experienced ongoing disappointment and discouragement as I saw other students promoted faster through the belt system — even though I thought I was training just as hard if not harder than those students. As months turned into years I approached my Sensei to find out why I was not being promoted. His answer was,” If you have to ask, you are not ready”. Consequently I stopped asking.
With time Sensei black striped my belt signifying that I was eligible to test for the next belt. Following the test and after Sensei considered the results I was told that I earned my next belt.
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