Friday, January 31, 2014

Regain Your Balance

If positivity is not your mindset, then reset” ― Josh Stern

When I was growing up on the farm, we had an over-sized black Labrador Retriever dog named Butch. He was and remains to this day the best dog I have ever been around. Each day when the school bus would pull up at our farm to drop me off, Butch would be laying near a Mulberry tree waiting for me. As I stepped off the bus, he would come galloping up to meet me at the bottom step.

A big and goofy dog at times, he could be very protective of all that he watched over in his domain. It was very comforting to have such a dog out on the farm. In terms of being mans best friend, the term certainly applied to this dog named Butch.

My mother would call him a big lummox.

Butch could be big and clumsy at times, but through that clumsiness, when he regained his balance there was a true sense of his reliability and abilities. Interesting enough each of us have those same moments of clumsiness. It is like being a big lummox, similar to my dog Butch from so many years ago.

I myself have had those moments when I felt like a clown tripping across the stage. Nothing I did seemed to make sense or work in a rational manner. A feeling such as this can put you in a state that just seems very much out of the ordinary.

To regain your balance, think of pushing a reset button on your thinking.

Take a moment, relax and re-adjust your thoughts to get back to your abilities. The stumbling feeling we get can be debilitating when we know we can do better. That feeling will go away when you reset. And be assured, you are not a big lummox.

All you need to do is take that moment, re-adjust, reset and regain control of your domain.

Stay inspired my friends!

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