Monday Mindset: When Things Don’t Go As Planned! 👍
I received this story with a great lesson from my friend Randy recently and wanted to share to get your mind right this Monday..
The Chinese Farmer
Once upon a time, there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. 🧑🌾
That evening, all of his neighbors came around to commiserate.
They said, “We are so sorry to hear your horse has run away. This is most unfortunate.” 🐎
The farmer said, “Maybe.”
The next day the horse came back bringing 7 wild horses with it, and in the evening everybody came back and said,
”Oh, isn’t that lucky? What a great turn of events. You now have 8 horses!”
The farmer again said, “Maybe.”
The following day his son tried to break one of the horses, and while riding it, he was thrown and broke his leg.
The neighbors then said, “Oh dear, that’s too bad ” and the farmer responded, “Maybe.”
The next day the conscription officers came around to take his son.
As in that time, they conscripted people into the army and they rejected his son because he had a broken leg.
Again all the neighbors came around and said, “Isn’t that great!”
Again, he said, “Maybe.”
The morale of the story?
The whole process of life and fitness is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s nearly impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad — because you never know what will be the consequence of misfortune; or, you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune. 💪
The most important thing to do is have faith and a positive perspective that it will all work out for your good! All while keep taking action toward your health & fitness goals every day to make your life better! 💯
Make it a great week!