Hump Day & Making it Count
" Do one thing every day that scares you." - Elenore Roosevelt
Team Phenix went west for Spring Break this year. We had such an incredible time with family that we knew "re-entry" to real life would be tough. Right on cue, on Monday morning my son dutifully sat at breakfast sobbing, "I just don't want to go back to school. I really don't."
I knew how he felt.
To be honest, it feels like it's taken every last bit of energy to get to hump day. Sometimes I feel as though I have to drag myself over the Friday finish line, but I shouldn't need to push it so hard to get to Wednesday. I blame it on spending too much time playing smashball last week. I've lost my mental toughness.
But here we are. Hump day it is. As a "survivor," I've taken a quick inventory of what it takes to get two entire work days under my belt (yes, my tongue is in my cheek), and here's what helps me:
- Some days I need a little extra encouragement from friends(especially when rolling off of a vacation week).
- Most days my family lifts me up with their humor and support.
- Other days I just need to dig deep and find an attitude that's worth keeping.
- And as trivial as it sounds, there are times when I need to eat a proper meal so I don't get so "Hangry."
However, one of the most encouraging things are those stories which cast a bigger vision. I post a lot of videos on this site because they inspire me to play, they make me laugh, they encourage me to give more. Today, I hope you'll be encouraged by this video where a couple of guys "Make it Count" by taking money from Nike and NOT making a film about sports.
If you've got 4-ish minutes, check this out. The quotes alone are worth it.