Chapter 12

Keep Bouncing Back

Be a better surfer

‘You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.’

Pema Chodron

The ability to bounce back quickly after setbacks is a key attribute of high performers. We all have the ability to be discouragement-proof regardless of the challenges we are dealing with.

The road of life has bumps and dips and unexpected sharp corners. Sometimes it’s well lit and other times it’s hard to see.

We will have our challenges and triumphs. Many of us will have moments when, even if just for a moment, we doubt whether we can handle what life has dealt. Our best-laid plans will crumble in our hands. We’ll get disappointed sometimes. Life will seem unfair or unjust.

Sometimes we will compare ourselves to ...

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