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When Things Don’t Go The Right Way

8 comments | April 7th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

There's something so sweet, simple and inspring about this reader's advice to all of us.  Here's what she wrote:

You can take as many quizzes as you want or go to as many fortune tellers as you please but life isn't as easy as 1-2-3. You never know what's going to happen, no matter how much you wish you would.

You never can predict what will happen in life. Don't be so hard on yourself when things don't go the right way for you. And as much as it is hard to, you have to believe. I know how corny it sounds and how ridiculous it is. But it's the truth. Insecurity is just a way to doubt yourself. Don't doubt.  (end story}

Don't doubt.  Such simple advice, sometimes so hard to do.  You doubt yourself much?  When?  Why?  What's it going to take for you to stop?  Go on and do as she says…believe in you. 

 

8 comments

  • Nancy W.

    Posted on December 12, 2011

    DO NOT DOUBT.

    So simple to say. Not always so easy to do. I will try though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on December 12, 2011

    Thank you for this. It is exactly what I needed at exactly the right time:)

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  • Vinyassa Joanie

    Posted on December 12, 2011

    Thsi reminds me of the importance of breath in a yoga practice. Yoga is really just practice for your life too. Take time to breathe. Take time to believe, and lean into the stretch.

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  • Quinn

    Posted on December 12, 2011

    I have a really hard time speaking up in class. I get so nervous. My stomach is in knots. I think it’s going to come out sounding really stupid. Then usually someone says exactly what I was thinking and they get all kinds of props! Arrrrggghhhh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on December 12, 2011

    Oh puh-lease. I doubt myself all the time whenever I go out with my friends or I am at a party. I totally freeze up. I’m afraid everyone will think I’m lame. I end up being really quiet and removed. It sucks.

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    • OOC

      Posted on December 12, 2011

      Anonymous, we think that may be the point of our writer’s story. Don’t give in to what sucks. fight back with belief and a conviction that you can do and be more. Yea, you heard us right…you can do and be more. See what happens. Why not? Xo, OOC

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  • SDM

    Posted on April 7, 2012

    You’re so right. Every time I think I know what’s going to happen I wind up with a surprise. It isn’t as simple as things not working out as I think they will. Life is just unpredictable. Learning how to embrace that and roll with that is so important. Thanks for the reminder.

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