“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. 🚀 💥⁠

Arigatou Gozaimashita ⁠

Russell Westcott
#Inspire # Encourage #Love


It’s Okay to Lose to Opponent, Must Not Lose to Fear

by Jan 18, 2021Inspire0 comments

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