10 Things I’ve Learned About Injury and the Importance of Mindset
(Huge thanks to Shana Johnstone for allowing us to share her most recent writings)
2. Hold on to your power
Injury isn’t punishment; it’s not karma in action. You don’t deserve to be injured and you are not being tested.
Yes, sometimes injury is preventable, but sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it exposes a weakness; other times it is simply the effect of an overwhelming force. The injury itself doesn’t have an agenda—it’s neutral. But whether you saw it coming or you were blindsided doesn’t really matter. Your injury doesn’t reflect your worthiness.
Ascribing meaning—like the idea of punishment—to an injury gives your power away.
Why the injury happened is less important than what you are going to do about it now, and taking action requires that you believe in your ability to shape your future.
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3. Look for support and participate in your recovery