02 January 2014
so this year, i'm stepping up to the plate, i'm swinging, and i'm giving myself a pat on the back no matter how badly i swing and i miss. it's the experience of trying that counts, and i have to be honored to even be put in the game (me. mixing in a sports analogy, no matter how mangled... who knew?)
this is going to be the ONE thing i try to keep in mind for 2014: enjoying the journey. learning to love trying and failing as much as i love trying and succeeding; enjoying the good AND the bad because it takes both to live a life. i know that being afraid to fail can keep a person paralyzed in place, and worse, viewing taking a chance and not succeeding, as a failure, can make a person bitter and resentful and i refuse to go down those paths on my journey- 2014 is not about that. it's about the opposite of those things. it's about reframing the bad shit into something positive, because there is always a bright side.
so i'm taking the pitch, giving it my best, and shaking it off if i don't succeed the first time- with a dash of peptalk from the coach (me) for getting out there in the first place.
batta batta, swing!
whats your resolution?
*for serious photo courtesy of the urban electric company. we will be sharing our adventures with them next week!
Posted by christian may at 1/02/2014