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How to spot a blessing in disguise and how to use it

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As you all know, I now have hyperthyroidism.

Long story short: I experienced symptoms back in June. I was super weak and shit and dropped 5 KG in just a month. Now, I’ve to take a few pills everyday for the next few years.

It sounds rather terrible, but I couldn’t be more bloody thankful in my life.

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This skinny bitch was me

 

Second story that isn’t cut short:

I’m back to my original weight. At my weakest, I couldn’t even do a single chin-up. That was pretty scary. I can now do up to 11.

I’m still a Bboy. I’m way more disciplined in my training as I’m determined to learn back everything I lost.

I swim and cycle now. I fucking love it! Swimming is like my space man. It’s so peaceful. And it’s helping me recover my shoulder. I cycle with a friend regularly at night now and it rocks as we explore different parts of the neighbourhood.

I found out that stress was one of the causes of hyperthyroidism. I didn’t want to get infected some other major shit when I grow older, so I did a lot of research on how I can actually calm myself down and not let negative thoughts take control.

I now rock a session or two of Kundalini Yoga on YouTube in my room weekly. It does wonders in helping you to quiet your mind and to learn how to breathe (fucking important shit!). It’s really helping me a lot now.

With my new  discipline from my new activities, it has given me better focus on my life overall. I try not to waste time on social media any more and I’m way more productive when blogging.

All of this… is possible thanks to my ailment.

The cliché blessing in disguise

I know man. It’s all cliché as fuck.

It’s almost like me saying, “I looked on the bright side of life. And so should you!”

We all struggle in life, and I don’t know what you’re going through right now. I can’t empathize fully for sure. Who am I to tell you what to do?

Life can be pretty shitty at times.

But it really doesn’t have to be THAT bad.

If you’re sick of all this trite shit, close the window. It’s okay. Come back another time.

If you want a new perspective and want to change your life, then continue.

How to spot a blessing in disguise and how to use it

1) Something made your life shitty

That’s it. There’s some blessing in disguise right there!

2) You really need to start believing that bad shit is good for you long term

I read Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss the other day. His main belief is, “Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me”.

That’s some heavy shit yo. Take some time to absorb that.

Without going too deep, this is life:

Bad shit happens, even to good people. 

Bad shit is a constant. You can’t escape it because everybody struggles. 

What you can change however, is your perspective and your attitude towards the bad stuff.

Start believing it man. Try with all your heart to believe. This is the start of it all.

3) No, having the best attitude in the world doesn’t mean bad shit will stop

Nah. Sorry. Life has no guarantees.

Just read what’s going on in this world and you’d already know what goes on.

So what can you do?

How about oh, I don’t know… FUCK IT?!

Damn I’m so sick of trying to understand how life works and why it can be so tough sometimes.

Stop caring about the bad shit man. Sooner or later you’re going to be sick of all the crap. I know you will be. I know you do right now. Cause who doesn’t wanna be happy?

So… can we just fuck it for once and stop caring about the bad shit in life and just be positive and make life awesome?

Trust me on this. Don’t waste time being a bitch to life.

Make life YOUR bitch. When shit is thrown at you, you be like, “Yeah I’m gonna turn this into something to make myself stronger! Take that life and universe”.

I’m sure you don’t want to be the loser right?

4) Try something new in your life

Personally, the whole idea of a blessing, is that new awesome shit comes into your life.

NEW.

When I was training hard to recover, I started swimming and cycling. And I executed more moves during Bboying sessions.

I also started cutting down on social media as I knew it was starting to make me mellow out a little too much.

I never used to be like that.

I was totally stagnant.

Whatever you’re struggling with, you ought to open up and start experimenting with life man.

Try out new shit. You never know what’s going to unlock within you.

5) Take responsibility for your own life

Some people believe that everything that happens in your life is entirely because of you, due to your energy and whatever.

Nah. I ain’t gonna come close to blaming you.

The only responsibility you should know however, is that you’re always responsible for making your life better.

That means you have power. And you have choice. It’s just up to you.

So don’t waste your time looking elsewhere.

6) Give yourself a chance

I’ve said a crapload.

Now, do you want to give yourself a chance?

Or… do you want to continue bitching and ranting about the shit in your life which ironically just makes your life shitty?

I’ve laid it out for you. Life is good yo. Go for it.

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This is actually an old picture lol. But whatever. Bboying, beer, potato chips and still fit as fuck. That’s me always and nothing will EVER stop me. 

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3 comments

  1. Kevin Cole - October 8, 2013 8:25 pm

    We can only control so much in this world. Naturally bad things are going to occur. But what matters more than anything, is how we react to it.

    My laptop fried yesterday. The thing that makes me money almost caught on fire. For a little while there, I thought “Oh shit, I am so screwed.” But then I realized this was just a part of life. I could bitch and feel bad all day or I could hustle up and make the best out of the situation. It’s all about perspective.

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  2. jamie flexman - October 9, 2013 8:23 am

    I’ve always believed, everything that happens to me is great. Some of my greatest disappointments and failures have shaped who I am today and for that I will be forever grateful!

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