It was nice to take a break, but it also feels good to be back. And if I’m honest, I’m right back into the fray. That break was short-lived.
Sometimes life throws a series of punches at you. They’re not always bad punches, but they are attacks nonetheless. My work just got a little more stressful, and things are just busy all around.
It’s not to say I can’t handle it. I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out how to make the most of things. While work may be stressful, and life may be busy, I know that I’ll be okay and that I’ll come out stronger and better.
See, when life attacks you, you have two options. You can either catch the attack or you can roll with the punches. Catching the attack means you hang onto it. You think about it, you dwell on it, and in truth, it makes it worse. I’ve spent a lot of time catching attacks, and dwelling on them has made it so much worse.
And while I’m not perfect at it, I’ve definitely improved at being able to roll with the punches life throws at me. That doesn’t mean that the punches miss me all the time. I still get caught off guard and take hits. But I’ve learned that it’s more important to keep fighting than it is to focus on one attack.
Good fighters are good because they know how to roll with the punches. At some point, their opponent will tire out, and they can start landing their own punches. The best fighters know they can’t focus on single attacks. Every now and then, one of those attacks might hit harder. But you gotta keep going. Dwelling on one attack leads to lowering your guard and causing more damage.
Keep fighting. Even when life hits you hard. Feel the punch, and let it roll off. Don’t catch the attack and only focus on it. Even when things hurt. You got this.