Those moments when you are smack dab, stuck in the suck.
I had one of those moments last night.
If you read my post this week, then you know I achieved my first RX kipping pull up on Monday (actually a did several of them). On Tuesday night, I couldn’t seem to do it again. I just chalked it up to sore hands and the fact that it was my 4th day in a row working out. I took a rest day Wednesday. I returned to the gym last night and couldn’t do it again.
We all have stuck in the suck moments. Not the moments where life is difficult externally, but the moments where internally we feel like it’s difficult regardless of what’s really happening. Moments where we lose presence and our highest possible selves cannot be expressed. Those moments are just as much a part of life as the moments where we transcend and achieve.
When we are stuck in the suck it feels impossible to become unstuck. If you are like me…you resist it. You natural instinct is to fight up against it. However what we resist persists. SUCK happens.
Nothing keeps you stuck in suck, more than trying to fight it. Sometimes we have got to just let it be. Embrace it. Stop trying to fight it and just allow yourself to be stuck. Today is not the day that you’re going to have a breakthrough. But this day is part of the process that will lead to your next one.
“Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out, Don't give up though the race seems slow, You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worse, That you must not quit.”
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