A “Knockout” is a fight-ending win for the boxer who is NOT knocked out.
Life can come down so intensely, so debilitatingly, that you may feel as if it’s over. It’s a KO.
In sports, it’s up to the referee. In life, it’s up to you! It’s a KO ONLY if you decide it is.
Your mindset - your attitude - your philosophy - is the stakeholder here!
“Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up." - Steve Maraboli
Even the most crippling, debilitating life events bring opportunities for strength, for life transformation for you and others, rather than eviscerating, stoppage of everything good.
Decide for gratitude NOW, for the amazing goodness in your life, and ready yourself to lean on your grateful, trusting mindset as soon as you can, when your most difficult, your most challenging life events come to pass.
Hold on to life. Get up. Live with love, every minute of every day that you can.
You’re still needed. Even more than before.
Go to love. ASAP.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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