Saturday DO: Try Twice

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DO: Try twice

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I recently went to my first Bikram yoga class. In the style, every single position is repeated twice. The first time around your body is a little shaky, not quite ready to stretch in that way. Corrections need to be made. The second, it’s a little more prepared. You know what to expect, and you learned something from your mistakes the first time around. It got me to thinking…

In life, when do you ever do something perfectly the first time? It doesn’t matter how talented you are, it just barely ever happens. So don’t write something off after giving it just once chance. In addition, don’t make rash decisions about experiences, or even people, if they weren’t up to your standards on the first go around. Often our own moods or insecurities play into outcomes, and sometimes, we simply need to learn.

You’d be surprised at how adaptable the human mind and body are, so I decided that it’s important to treat life like a Bikram yoga class, and try everything at least twice. Give it a chance, allow yourself room to grow, and who knows what you’ll discover that you otherwise wouldn’t.

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megan -June 23, 2012, 11:36AM

I love your Saturday dos :)

crimsonlips -June 23, 2012, 4:25PM

I needed to hear this. I’ve applied to teach English in South Korea and the first interview did not go so well. I now have the confidence and assurance that I will rock the next one!

Caroline -June 23, 2012, 10:38PM

Thanks a lot for this. This blog is really helping me see the beauty in everything, in an otherwise unattractive point in my life. I hope you realize how much you are inspiring, helping, and touching others simply with these posts.

Mandi -June 25, 2012, 6:33AM

I love that this turned into a little life lesson from yoga, which by the way I just signed up for so here’s to a healthier more flexible me!
That first image is amazing as well.

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