“I commend anyone who is “putting themselves out there”. Whatever way you are doing it: Bravo! It is not always easy and often scary and sometimes met with criticism, but trust me…. keep on! keep on! I bow to you.”
Today’s Challenge is this: Can you keep keepin’ on?
In the comment section below tell us in what way you plan to keep on trekking. To keep on going. To never, never , never give up.
As Tom Petty says, “I Won’t Back Down” ( I play this song a lot in my classes.)
Take nothing personally.
I am going to give you an example.
Here I am putting myself out there daily.
Being very open and honest with people and laughing at myself on a daily basis. Talking about things like loss, my recovery from an eating disorder, my hearing loss etc. And excuse my language, but busting my ass 7 days a week teaching yoga and hustling, as it were. Yes, hustling. Teaching yoga to kids for free who have special needs like Down’s Syndrome, Autism, PWS, Cerebral Palsy etc. Anyway, what I do, how I roll. You get it.
So here I am fully exposed, putting myself out there, taking risks left and right.
Sometimes falling but always, always getting back up again.
And would you believe there is someone with such a poisonous attitude toward me that they find every single thing I write, no matter what website or magazine, and post horrible hateful things about me? Who sends me mean emails? Who threatens me?
Do I stop writing? Nope. I write more. I write louder.
I know who this person even. Yikes! You might think it makes it a tad more difficult in a sense to “not take it personal”. To keep on. Especially with the knowledge I have.
And yet, that is what I do.
You might ask yourself: Self, how do you not take something personally when someone whom you used to be close with is attacking you for no apparent reason?
And you may have to whip out some self-help books to remember this one fact:
It’s not about you.
Its. Not. About. You.
So today, can you keep keepin’ on? Even if someone is slandering you on the internet? Even if you feel fat or broke? Even if you are tired or heartbroken or your mom just died? Even if you don’t “feel” like keepin’ on?
I know it ain’t easy.
But just do it. I bow to you.
We all bow to you.
This is why I have created this community website, this Daily Challenge. To keep coming back to this site and be reminded that although there may be bumps in the road, and although at times it may seem difficult, you must know this one thing: The Universe has got your back.
You keep me going, Tribe.
You with me?JENNIFER PASTILOFF www.jenniferpastiloff.com www.manifestationyoga.com @manifestyogajen