Your setback is just a setup for your comeback.” – Steve Harvey
Setbacks in life are opportunities to perform at a new level.” – William Cranch Bond
There are some days where an obstacle gets in your way from doing what you enjoy. Setbacks are never fun but it gives a person a choice to either be resilient, or to give in. It’s important to always choose resilience and your setbacks will never stop you from where you want to be. Today seems to be a good day to ask ourselves some questions focused around setbacks.
Q1. What is your most recent setback?
In an overall fantastic year so far this year, I have not had many setbacks luckily. However, my most recent setback happened yesterday at the gym. I got off the cardio machine and my leg didn’t feel right but I thought nothing of it. Then I lifted and felt a little tinge in my back. Last night I was already feeling it and now today was even worse. One of my goals this year is to be in great shape for my wedding in May so this is definitely a setback for me, however, as Amalia said yesterday, you can’t control what is out of your control. What happened has happened and now all that is left is, what am I going to do about it. As I write this post, I have a heating pad on my hamstring and afterwards, I’ll have the heating pad on my back and ice on my hamstring. I already know I will heal quick and get back to the gym in no time. In the mean time, I am going to take care of my body and try to continue to eat healthy. Lastly, the most important thing is to make sure I stretch more in the future to help my chances for less setbacks in the future. With the right mindset, you can make it through any type of small setback like this or big setbacks that you may experience.
Q2. What comes to mind when you think of setbacks in your life?
For me it’s anything that effects my day to day. One of my worst setbacks was when I slipped and fell down stairs at Disney World close to three years ago. I broke four ribs and it was so painful for a while. Another one was from getting bit by a tick and contracting Lyme’s Disease. I remember it was one of my first weeks at work in my only job out of college that I’m still working at today. I came in to work with no energy and sweating profusely. They sent me home, I went straight to the hospital, and had to stay there until the doctors figured out it was Lyme’s disease. The worst part about it was I couldn’t eat or drink anything and was just so overly tired before going to the hospital. To this day, I still think there are partial lasting effects to the fatigue from Lyme’s. Setbacks can happen from normal everyday things but it’s a part of life and it’s an opportunity to see how you handle adversity. Now both of these setbacks are just fun stories to tell.
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Today’s item is a sweater Amalia never wore… it still even has the tags on it. It was one of those gifts given to her where she felt bad getting rid of and thought she’d use it but never had. Don’t let items like this clutter your closet. Someone else will get to use it now. As Spring approaches, start thinking about what items you’re putting back away until next season. There’s probably a number of items you didn’t get to wear once this past season, perhaps it’s time to get rid of these items.