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Old 06-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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Re: measuring sucess

Hugh Beyer wrote: View Post
LOL. My son has worked as a liftie, and while he hasn't come home with quite that story I sure recognize the situation.
Heh, I'll bet you do! And as irritating as the situation is when you're in it, I would not trade the lessons it has taught me for anything.

Hugh Beyer wrote: View Post
Me, I alternate between being Superman and being the klutz who can't do anything right. I've gotten to the point where I look forward to the klutz phase, because then at least you know what you're supposed to be working on. When you're Superman, it's easy to get lost.
Yeah...maybe because we expect it to continue, or we want it to be our normal state? It's natural enough to desire to be at the summit, but to be at peace with the valley and the long slog up...that's ultimately what gets us through.

My biggest success in aikido -- and I don't expect this to ever change, no matter how long I train -- was to be the person who kept trying.

Hugh Beyer wrote: View Post
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