yoga blog by yoga lover in Bicester

Would you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree

on June 14, 2014

Saw this quote today, not sure who the source is, but it really got me thinking.

So often we beat ourselves up about not being good enough … but what are we measuring ourselves against?  Negative self-talk can be so damaging, but by focusing on the positive and letting go of the negative we can see things so differently.

Instead of ‘I can’t cook, what about ‘I enjoy cooking simple meals’.  Or ‘I can’t  do a headstand’, substitute ‘I enjoy cat pose’.

Another way to look at the quote re-frames the criticisms that others may make of us ….’You’re no good at detail’… could become ‘I’m best at concepts and strategy’.

The quote also helps value the differences between us rather than feeling we’ve all got to be the same ….. another positive and ‘freeing’ view.

This is going to be my quote of the week … or perhaps the month or year!


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