You have a choice right now.
If you’re remembered for being a failure, a fuck up, or a whiny-butt, it’s because of this moment, this exact moment.
As we spend this final week with The Warrior archetype, we can look at warriors throughout history, and the poet beside them.
See her? This poet has been watching The Warrior all along, taking notes, crafting the tale of strength, bravery, and triumph.
This is the story that will be sung to admiring listeners, to people transfixed by this incredible tale around campfires for decades to come.
This Warrior’s song is meant to inspire people to step up bravely, to face challenges, to kick ass and take names.
There’s a long history of Warrior songs, epics, and sagas.
And none of them include “once upon a time there was this chick who was presented with a challenge and then hid under the covers and stayed mad at the world until it went away”
Not only are we in the last week of Warrior season, we’re about 6 months in to a pandemic that has impacted our lives, our loves, and our work. Irrevocably.
Anyone reading this discovered a COVID vaccine yet?
A magic spell?
A cold shoulder that’s workin’ on this beast?
I didn’t think so.
So, the season for whining about COVID-19 is over.
So, what now?
Staying mad at the world isn’t a smart tactic. Neither is waiting it out, ignoring it, wishful thinking, whining, or blaming.
Personally, I think you’re awfully brave. And strong. And smart.
And I want your story, the one that is told throughout time around campfires, to reflect that.
I want the story you tell yourself to reflect that.
So let’s bippity-boppity-boo for a sec.
How can you tell your story so that COVID is a miracle? The parting of the seas? The rainbow that swoops you across the canyon?
Or what if COVID is your teacher, your Yoda, your super high level rainbow-belt ninja master that helps you become the baddest bitch in town?
How does your story sound then?
Or maybe not. Maybe you really are hiding under the covers and waiting for it to go away, whining and blaming and wearing everyone out with your broken record BS. If you are, I’m sorry dude. That sucks.
Maybe in your case COVID is the bad guy; the monster that’s gonna take you out.
Maybe your story truly is one of missing out, suffering, no-choice, and deprivation.
But I hope not.
I suspect not, actually.
So, get your facts straight and tell the right story.
Then, start acting like you’re winning.
Start feeling like you’re winning.
Stop telling stories of defeat, frustration, and failure.
love & self reflection,