“Everyday is like writing a new chapter in your personal book; it’s up to you what is written with it’s pages, so make it a book written about success.”~Heather Simms & Steve Stimson
“It’s okay to lose to opponent, must not lose to fear!”
[Embarrassing confession alert]. Last night to wind down from a long day of creating YouTube videos and new Podcasts, we watched the latest Cobra Kai episodes. 🐍
Pure cheese 🧀 and loved it. Watching this series was a walk down memory lane of a time gone by (the 80’s).
In this episode, there was a flashback to one of the original Karate Kid movies where the central character (Daniel Larusso) was on the verge of defeat.
He could not go another step in his match against his opponent.
His Sensei (Mr. Miyagi) comes onto the mat, and the following dialogue transpires…
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“- Daniel: Mr. Miyagi, it’s over! It’s over! Forget about it!- Miyagi: No! No!
– Daniel: I’m afraid! Let’s just get out of here! I just wanna go home!
– Miyagi: No, get up! Get up! Must not! It’s ok to lose to opponent. Must not lose to fear!
– Daniel: Yeah, well, I’m afraid! I’m afraid of him, all right? What do you want me to do?
– Miyagi: You stay focused. Daniel-san, you best karate still inside you. Now time let out!”
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What a powerful reframe. “It’s okay to lose to opponent, must not lose to fear!”
Assuming you have given your all against your opponent, there is no shame in defeat.
If you quit, did not perform at your best, and give in to the FEAR, that is an entirely different concept.
Next time you are on the mat and are unable to get up, always remember the battle cry of Mr. Miyagi.
“It’s okay to lose to opponent, must not lose to fear! Keep your focus, and the best is still inside you.”
You got this. 🚀 💥
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