Oct 25 2016

I Am …

by Kathryn Budig

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I am the storm.

I am the calm.

I am the hurt.

I am the healing.

I am the problem.

I am the solution.

I am all things.

So …

bring it.

photo: Andrew Cebulka





Oct 17 2016

The Truth About Competitiveness + Jealousy

by Kathryn Budig

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Major truth bomb: There will always be people more successful, better looking, younger, stronger, more privileged, further along in life, etc. than you. Always. The powerful variable is how you manage those emotions. Ask yourself, do you:

 

A. Constantly grumble about how awful your ‘competitor’ is. Slowly dissect them into whatever multitude of tiny negative pieces you can dream up. Validate yourself by assuming they don’t deserve their success. Basically create a whole load of emotions that will slowly and surely poison you.

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B. Be happy for another human’s success. Take note at the methods and tools they used to step into their success. Be inspired by that potential, and remind yourself that you can (and will) experience your version of success in your very own unique way.

 

Let your competitive nature stoke your inspirational fire — just drop the envy.

 

-Side Box image excerpted from Aim True

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Oct 13 2016

Get Back on the Tightrope

by Kathryn Budig

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Balance means there’s a chance you’ll fall. The odds of crashing and burning are strong and, in a word, human. We all fall sometimes, but true balance belongs to the individuals who are willing to compose themselves and get back on the tightrope.

Balance belongs to the yogi who is unafraid of the fall. You can’t balance a handstand in the middle of the room until you’ve made peace with the possibility that you may fall out of it. The master of any craft has failed more times than the novice has even tried. This realization—that failure is necessary to gain knowledge and growth—frees us from the assumption that failure is terrifying or wrong.

Obstacles are mere puzzles and those that leave us with a sense of failure actually give us the skeleton key to finding balance through success and failure in every genre of our life.

-excerpted from Aim True

 

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image: Under Armour