Life Throws Sucker Punches.
It punches you in the gut sometimes leaving you gasping for breath in the corner of the ring. You didn’t ask for it. You didn’t do anything to deserve it. It just happened. Out of nowhere. WHAM!
That kind of blow knocks you on your assets, disorients your reality, unseats your confidence, and, for a moment, causes you to wonder if this is the final blow.
With your face in a pool of your own blood, you faintly hear the referee standing over you counting you out. “1, 2, 3, 4…”
A part of you cries out, “It is finished!”
Another part declares, “You’ve been knocked down, but you are not destroyed. Get back up!”
You whisper to yourself, “do you have what it takes to get up again?”
The referee continues counting, “5, 6, 7, 8, 9…”
Where will the final count find you?
Then It Happens.
The numbness dissipates. A sense of awareness returns. Getting your wits about you, you realize this is not unto death.
This ain’t your final fight. You’ve been struck down but you are not destroyed. There’s more left in you…a lot more!
A setback is a setup for a comeback, IF, you get back up!
This isn’t your final round. This is a setback. Get back up!
It’s not over until you win!