I never prayed that I would make a putt. I prayed that I would react well if I missed. -CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ, golfer

How do you react when you miss a shot, or lose a match?


“I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.”

I remember a story that one of my yoga masters told me…

Once upon a time in India, there was an old wise man. And this old wise man would spend time near the Ganges River, which was a place of worship. It was sacred, but it was very dirty. One of the dirtiest rivers in the world, in fact.

And one day a woman came to visit the Ganges and noticed that it was extremely dirty. As she stood standing there, she saw the wise man and asked, “I thought this was supposed to be a beautiful sacred river? It looks dirty to me.”

The old wise man looked at the woman and responded, “Your mind is dirty.” And walked away.

It is your perception of things that create your reality.

Two people can have totally different perceptions on the same exact thing.

It is your choice whether you win or you learn.
Whether you consider it failure or feedback.
Whether you’re positive or you’re negative.

Your perceptions are your reality.

Bottom line.

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“People only see what they are prepared to see.”~ RALPH WALDO EMERSON

There is no good or bad.
There is no right or wrong.
Our perception is our reality.

Two people can experience the same event and walk away with two different perspectives.

If you lose a tennis match, you can walk away saying…

“I lost. I’m a terrible player.”

Or you can say…

“Even though the score wasn’t to my liking, I actually learned quite a bit and next time I will do better.”

If you lost your job, you could feel sorry for yourself or you could look at it as a blessing in disguise to do something that you really love.

Look at the image above for a few moments.

What do you see?

There is no correct answer. You might see a giant corkscrew. Look at it from another angle and you might see smoke from a chimney, or a giant clam opening. It may remind some people of Rapunzel’s long hair.

So there are different ways to see things. Try to look at things from different perspectives and remember, there is no right or wrong and there is no good or bad.

It is your choice whether you see things as positive or negative.

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I had a bad day yesterday. Let me rephrase that…Nothing went my way yesterday.


How about this?

I learned a lot yesterday.


I could sit here feeling sorry for myself, or I could change my perception of the situation. What do you think I’m going to choose?


A setback is a setup for a comeback.

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