Stride Your Limp
January 08, 2020
I don't trust anyone who doesn't walk with a limp — metaphorically, of course.
Losing leaves a mark.
You don't lose, fighting winnable fights;
You lose punching above your weight class.
That's a lot of bad sports analogies for a nerd.
Let's bring it home...
Mindfulness teachers have a formula: Pain ⨉ Resistance = Suffering.
Pain is non-negotiable.
Suffering is optional.
Do you take pain and turn it into suffering?
Or do you accept it as a part of learning?
A limp can be a lesson learned.
And an indifference to pain has long been my prized indicator of how far someone will go to learn.
Take your losses.
Stride your limp with pride.