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You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

I remember when I was younger, training a specific drill and it just not clicking. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t seem to get it and eventually I lost my temper. When that happened, my teacher at the time said something to me that may have had more influence on me than anything he had ever said.

Looking back, it’s so obvious and since that time, I’ve gone on to apply his advice in many different parts of my life. What he said was…

You are exactly where you are, for how long you’ve been doing it and who you are.

The drill was new and I wasn’t that coordinated, so what else should I have expected other than some struggles? He was right and I found that so freeing because it released me of any pressures to perform.

Since that time, I’ve often thought about what he said. Now, I’m better (certainly not perfect) at accepting the fact that when I’m not getting the results I want, I need to keep working at it. It’s not a reflection of anything other than I need to practice more because I surely can’t change who I am.

This week, as you go through the week, when you’re trying something new, cut yourself some slack. Appreciate that you’re trying and you’ll eventually get the results that you want.

To your success,

Michael

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