Mid-July 2016 Newsletter
Hello, and a jublilant mid-July to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. The photo above was taken
at an energy workshop held in a tropical place. I chose it because
I'm writing this on a chilly rainy day, when I wanted to imagine the warmth.
Today's issue has an article on some benefits of undergoing a
Can a difficult situation be good for you?
We've all heard those gym slogans intended to be
motivating, like "No pain, no gain!", or from a
distance runner I once knew, "The weak fall by the
wayside. The strong keep on going!". Personally,
as athletic as I like to think I am,
these make me feel pressured, not inspired.
Keeping to the fitness analogy, we all do know we
need some exercise to stay healthy. I prefer "Train,
don't strain!" to the "no pain, no gain" philosophy.
I've been injured enough, thank you. Pushing my limits
gently seems to work for me, and not only with
regard to physical health.
So are you "training" in some area of your life, wanting
to move forward and expand your skills? And how are you
approaching that? If you set too-high goals that are
unrealistic, then don't reach them, you're likely to be
disappointed in yourself. And you may not be excited about
trying something else new the next time. On the other hand,
if you don't push yourself at all, you'll stay right where
When I start to learn something unfamiliar, I'm most comfortable
absorbing the material at a pace I can manage, taking time
to practice before I move on. If I'm rushed, by someone else
who is eager for me to move forward, or by my own end-gaining,
I'll start making mistakes. And yet I often learn the most from
my mistakes, or from my setbacks. Learning how not to
do something is learning, too.
Finally, when you're past the time of struggle and confusion,
noticing your mastery growing at somehing you didn't used to
be able to do at all, it feels so good! Maybe you're not an
expert yet, and will continue honing your craft forever, but
you're "over the hump" now. An old proverb tells us a long journey
begins with the first, maybe faltering, step. So aren't you glad
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Enjoy the second half of your July.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!