Perhaps some situations are bad, but you can’t always allow yourself to see it that way.
When things happen to you, you have to happen back to those things.
This isn’t about being positive. It’s about being competitive.
It’s about imposing your will upon the game of life.
It’s about playing your heart out as if your life depended on it, even when you know you’re the outmatched underdog.
It’s about taking yourself seriously as a creative force.
It’s not about “psyching” yourself up with affirmations that you don’t really believe. It’s not about pretending that you’re going to win when in reality you have no idea what’s going to happen. It’s not about wearing smiley faces and doing tap dance routines. It’s about respecting your dignity enough to walk tall, think big, and fight hard no matter what you’re up against.
It’s about standing up to the situations that seem stronger than you and saying: “Not today, Mister Adversity! No way, Madame Dismay! I refuse to lie down and let you coast to an easy victory over me. I’m going to give you everything I’ve got. I’m going to make you remember me. And when the final bell rings, I will still be standing. Because no matter what the outcome is, I am fighter, I am a competitor, I am a champion at heart.