Most of us can come up with a self-convincing reason not to do something that we’re telling ourselves we want to be doing. Before long, that reason can create a block and blocks stop us. Who wants that?
As we all know, it’s not pretty out there these days. There is more than enough negativity, vitriol and fear to go around. The world can be a rough and tumble place. There have always been menacing and darker forces in the world. Maybe one day they’ll be gone, in the meantime we need to learn to manage them.
During the summers as a teenager I taught swimming at one of my hometown’s Olympic sized pools. From June through August six levels of classes ran simultaneously, swapping out groups of kids every 30 minutes for the two hours wedged between the morning and noon workouts of the local swim team. I’d quickly grab something to eat after workout then jump into teaching one of the two levels, that by the time I was fourteen, everybody who had a vote wanted me to teach.