The 7 STEPS
to becoming a shift head.
Step#1: Get in the game
Have you ever played dodgeball?
God I hated that game. I was always the first to get hit.
One day in the 7th grade I got beamed really hard in my ass and everyone laughed. I don’t know which stung worse, my ball-burned butt, or my bruised ego. I cried like a baby, right there in front of everyone.
See, getting hit on any other part of my body would have been fine, but in grade school I had a funny - (read: large) shaped butt that kids loved to laugh at.
The thing about dodgeball is that you’re supposed to avoid getting hit. But eventually you will. Everyone gets hit at some point.
It’s kinda like life.
You get pummeled by negative situations and people all day long, and you don’t get to choose where or when they hit you.
Sometimes, you will get hit where you are most vulnerable.
And it will hurt.
But it’s not getting hit that you’re meant to worry about. More importantly, it’s how you react when you do get hit.
Being a shift head means you are
on the lookout for the big red rubber balls
being wailed at you from every direction.
You see them coming and you know how to duck, jump, dive and hop at just the right moment to get out of their way before they slam you in the ass… and keep you in therapy for six years. But, I digress.
Getting hit is part of the game, and not always within
your control. But how you react when you get hit is
always within your control.
As a shift head, now when I play dodgeball and get hit, I have a totally different reaction.
I thank God I can sit down and stop playing that stupid game.
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