Does that sound a strange title? It does to me! but you know something, just as it’s important to listen to certain things, there are also times when it’s really best not to listen!
Okay, that doesn’t mean that when the wife or partner is wanting your attention that it’s okay to ‘turn off’, that’s not what I mean, and it’s 100% sure a time to actually listen, but there are times when we really shouldn’t listen.
“You’re so useless”
Ever hear those words? I did at times, I didn’t listen then, and as sure as hell I’m not going to now! but how many of us did take them ‘onboard’ without intending to?
“You’ll never make it!”
I heard that a lot, in a number of ways, there were times when I listened, and times when I said: “Screw you, I’m going to make it!”
Earlier today I was listening to a podcast by an ex-Navy SEAL, who also happened to be an Admiral, so maybe he knows what he’s talking about. One thing he said was that SEALS when they do their training. They go through a week called “Hell week” where they have to do long-distance swimming.
In that week the instructors take great delight in telling them about the sharks they’re going to have to face in the water, and they tell them the only way through is to face the shark, and don’t back down, if he comes too close, then punch him right on the nose, he’ll move off, because you aren’t the easy prey he wants!
The sharks of this world are looking for ‘easy prey’ so stand firm, punch them in the nose and say ‘Screw you, I am going to make it!”
And let’s change our world for the better by getting rid of the ‘sharks’ or at least our fear of them.
They say, “If you want to change the world, then judge a person by the size of his heart, not the size of his flippers”
What about you? are you going to ‘make it’?
Darn right you are! Just keep pushing on, and give the ‘sharks’ the occasional ‘black eye’
Think on that one.
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