My friend and skiing buddy, Wayne, was equally excited about our first day of skiing.
However, while we rode a chairlift up the hill we felt the biting wind which was especially chilling on our faces.
My inner voice was thinking, “Damm that’s cold. Maybe we should quit early”. Apparently Wayne was thinking the same thing. That makes two voices screaming “quit”.
Sounds like an easy decision.
No, because another voice was saying, “You came here to ski. It’s too early to quit.”
What could we do?
We skied to another slope facing a different direction. It was less windy. We waited a few minutes at the bottom of the hill to warm up. Then we rode this chair up the hill. It was less windy and all of our voices were singing in harmony – “Let’s go skiing”.
We changed our position, took a brief break and encourage each other to continue skiing.
No challenge or pain is permanent. It might feel devastating at the time. Take a break.
Change your position, perspective or approach and the pain becomes history.