In anything in life there’s going to be setbacks. As much as you try to be prepared for whatever, you just can’t. Shit is gonna hit you like a tonne of bricks and there could be stuff which you were never prepared for. .
There’s a great Miles Teller true story movie about a boxer called Vinny Pazienza who suffered a nasty car accident and was partially paralyzed. The movie was pretty graphic, and what’s great about it was that he recovers so much so that he was back in the ring and regained his titles. But in an instant his life flipped upside down. .
When thinking about setbacks I like to look at the bigger picture all the time. What am I about? Why was I put on this planet and in what way do I plan to contribute? .
When I visualize dealing with setbacks, I see them like blindside shots you don’t see coming. They wind the heck out of you and sometimes have the power and surprise element that in my sport can knock you out. .
From then on it takes a bit of courage. The courage to stay true to your values when life is punching you right across the face. .
It’s the same as any other setback; dust yourself down, get mentally focused again and have the courage to fight on and persevere. You can’t teach fight, you either want shit or you don’t. .
That’s as simple as it is. .
The movie called Bleed for This by the way.