“One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.”
—Linda Poindexter, @PoindexterLinda on Twitter
In professional sports virtually all athletes play hurt on some or many occasions. Aches, pains, strains, and sprains are the price of their efforts to excel. We loyal fans cheer them on as they continue to test themselves and pursue victory.
Over the past two months I’ve been going to physical therapy to strengthen my right knee, which has been causing me some pain and instability.
During my regular visits I’ve met dozens of other patients who also have experienced a variety of physical setbacks.
It’s been nice to see all of them progressing with the targeted therapies and supportive staff assisting their efforts.
Where are you noticing a few cracks in your personal armor?
Where and how is life testing you?
How can you acknowledge the champion spirit within that has you continue to suit up and get back in the game?
I used to teach classes for quitting smoking. Often someone slipped and had a cigarette. In some cases that led to taking up the habit again. I always said think of it as a test and you scored a 90 or 95. You passed with a good grade, you didn’t fail.