At the start of Easter week we watched Tiger Woods make one of the greatest comebacks in sports, and in life. I am a faithful Tiger fan, even through the hard years for him.
We all get the opportunity to start again. It may not be in the timing we plan, nor in the plan, we saw working out. But the sun does rise, … tomorrow, as it did today.
The comeback is always greater than the setback
You could see the joy in Tiger’s face and countenance as he played the 2019 #Masters, and went on to win it. My perception was that he was having fun again, and playing his game from a place of gratitude.
One of the lessons I’ve learned in this journey is how subtle it can be to allow the negative to get you down, taint your perception, and skew your view of yourself, your passions, and rattle the belief in yourself.
A telltale sign of this is that you begin to get in your own way… Self-doubt, lack of confidence, unknowingly stepping into the mindset of self-defeat…it becomes hard to see “forest through trees.” At times past when my resiliency is tested, it can become easy to forget which way is up.
BUT there is another page to the story. … there ARE lessons to learn, in the hurt, in the failure, and in the growth…
Comebacks teach you the lessons that you would not have learned if you had not crawled through the mud of survival.
That’s how the best lessons are learned, from the bottom up. It is a surreal experience to feel positive emotions return, confidence becomes familiar, and feel that your character has truly been galvanized.
As today is Good Friday as we lead into the weekend to celebrate Easter, I am reminded by a friend that “Good Friday is not just remembering that Christ suffered for us. It is an earnest reminder that he suffers with us.”
With gratitude You won’t be the same person, (thank goodness…) and, the growth process is worth it.