There’s a lot of good advice out there, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that not all advice is applicable to every area of my life.
When I started snowboarding, the instructor told me that if I ever felt like I was going to fall that I should just give in and go with the fall because it’s safest.
I was thinking about that little tidbit of advice and realized that it doesn’t apply well to other areas of my life besides maybe surfing. For example, if I ever feel as if I’m on the verge of giving into a temptation I believe it’s wisest to fight as hard as I can to overcome a temptation.
I also don’t think it’s wise to tell a recovering heroin addict that whenever they get a hankering to shoot up that they shouldn’t resist.
We all face trials everyday, and if you’re really going to grow as a person you need to build up strength through resistance. The silver lining of it all is that, as stated in yesterday’s post, we don’t have to endure trials alone.
So if you ever feel as if you’re going to fall, don’t merely admit defeat like you’re a weak baby, pick up a phone and call a good friend.