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How is your present?
For many people these days – the present can be painful and disappointing.
Sometimes finding the positive angle comes in handy – like when I tore my Achilles Tendon. My tendon was completely ruptured and I would have to spend months in a “moon boot” and then several more months in physiotherapy to walk properly.
Before the injury (from an exuberant victory dance after scoring a goal in soccer!) I already had work lined up in Singapore. I didn’t want to let the client down – so I got my doctor’s clearance to travel to Singapore.
Despite the happy appearance, I was in pain and on lots of medication – blood thinners and painkillers.
I had to find the positives in this situation and keep focussed on the positives.
Those “advantages” included:
I stayed focussed on the future rather than the painful present. I was lucky – this was an injury I knew I would recover from in time (in the future). It would be a good test for finding the positives. In the future this would also be a great real-life example of looking beyond the “painful present”!
Anyway, long story short – the training went well, my leg is better now and every time I travel again I remember the moon boot experience.
And to be totally honest, I am very grateful that a positive attitude helped me get through what could have been wallowing in negative self talk, pain and self pity.
If you’d like help crafting and delivering positive messages – you can contact me on 0409 821 186. I often have my phone on silent when helping clients – so please leave a message if I don’t answer.
Here is a link to the full story about the positive angle to my injury:
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