Do you surf through life’s problems or drown in them?  Some people get stuck in glorifying problems, both their own & others. They take excessive pride in perceiving themselves as being tasked with saving others and carrying the weight of all on their shoulders. This is a great way to drown in life. Been there, done that: It sinks spirits.

While wanting to help others is a wonderful trait, wanting to solve all the problems of others isn’t.

Greater success for ourselves and others results when we learn to see problems as waves to surf…and by teaching others who rely on us, how to swim to the best of their abilities.

Ask a Lifeguard or Surfer: They will say it is impossible to fight the power of the waves. Instead, one must find the opportunities to go with their energy. Also, it is impossible to save someone who refuses to stop struggling, unless you knock them out: Victims can only be saved when they make the choice to calm down. If they won’t—the rescuer and the victim risk drowning.

Improving our stance to achieve better balance, enables us to see that calm seas are ahead and the rough waters are only temporary. This is the only way to navigate choppy seas and those times in our lives when we ourselves or others seem to be drowning. There is no glory in drowning.

People who want to live long healthy lives see problems like waves.  They know that you can’t surf everyday, but when a good wave comes along, it’s an opportunity to master ourselves and our environment.

PS: I’m a mind surfer. I was a kiddie-pool lifeguard who never had the bravery to take the ocean test!

PSS:  I’m actually in the office today, but this archived photo fit the blog today!

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