Is it possible to learn how to build self esteem and be wrong at the same time?
I am asking you to read what happened to me today and then decide for yourself.
And I explained how, just a couple of days previously, I had come across the Fitness Cheerleader’s August Challenge.
Janice (the cheerleader) suggested that those taking part could challenge themselves to making a blog entry each day during August.
And I thought that, even though I could see difficulties in doing this, it would be a good thing to make an attempt at doing that very thing.
In fact, I also said that some of the entries would be brief but I would do my best to make them interesting and related to self esteem.
How To Build self Esteem And Admit When You Are Wrong
But here I am just one day later and I am admitting that I made a mistake.
I won’t be able to continue with the challenge.
I woke up this Sunday morning with the day mapped out, but even before getting the opportunity to eat breakfast I had a phone call from one of my nieces.
She lives about an hour and a half away from us and she told me that her husband had had a bad accident last night. He slipped on some wet tiles, crashed to the floor and banged his head hard.
Emergency services were called and had been taken to the Hospital de Rehabilitacion y Traumatologia in Granada – the Hospital of Trauma and Rehabilitation (see picture).
She Needed Help
My niece had been up all night in the Hospital, her phone battery was almost spent and she needed help.
She didn’t have to say anything more.
Babs, my wife, and I quickly got ourselves sorted and set off to find her.
In my next post I will explain about the hospital and what happened there, but for today I felt I should just explain why I am not going to continue with the challenge.
And so I am writing this late on Sunday evening because this is what I had committed to – writing a post each day.
And This Is What I Have Realised
I have realised that the demands on my time are such that I just cannot devote the time each and every day in writing a post on this blog.
I need – no, that isn’t true – I want – to be available and to have space in my day-to-day life for:-
- The people who need me: family, friends and my therapy clients,
- The commitments I already have in my life. And
- A “Free time buffer” so that I can keep myself “balanced” each day as I go along.
If anyone asks me about how to build self esteem, these are the things I will always say I need .
Is It Right To Change My Mind
Am I wrong to change my mind about the challenge?
I will leave that for you to decide.
I think that yesterday I should have thought through the process more fully before agreeing to my challenge.
But I think that my explaining my thinking in this way I may help someone reading this to understand that “we” do not need to be right all the time.
- We can be wrong.
- We can make mistakes. And
- We should admit that we have made a mistake as soon as we realise that.
I read this quote just a few weeks ago:-
A man (or woman) should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying…that he is wiser today than yesterday.
As my part of the Fitness Cheerleader’s Challenge I intend to write at least two posts (maybe even three) each week until the end of August.
But is this enough?
And will it be a help for someone wanting help in how to build self esteem.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.