The Inversion Game 2
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I turn every loss into a win?”
“Realize that every loss, every mis-take is a beautiful opportunity.
It’s an opportunity to practice Equanimity, regaining Balance.
It’s an opportunity to practice Centering, finding your way back to your Center, coming home to yourself.
It’s an opportunity to practice Loving Kindness, and Loving Compassion.
It’s an opportunity to practice Letting Go. A mis-take is a sunken cost. By clinging to it, you increase the likelihood of making another one, and then another one, in a downward spiral pattern. By letting go, you can break the pattern.
It’s an opportunity to practice changing state, returning to the Beautiful State. Remember Tony Robbins’s triad of human emotions [<link; medium read]:
Physiology (Breathing, Posture, Movement)
“Which is the most powerful?”
“The first one. The last two involve thinking, which is hard to do clearly when in an unresourceful state.
It’s an opportunity to practice Humor.
What’s funny about it?
Our default frame of mind is a serious pattern. We tend to take it all so seriously, as if our continued existence depended on it. By taking it unseriously, by seeing the absurd of it, you can break the pattern.
It’s an opportunity to practice Learning. Once back to the Beautiful State, immediately reflect on it.
Do a PMI (Plus Minus Interesting) on it.
What’s positive about it? What did you do well?
What’s negative about it? What needs work?
What’s interesting about it?
Find the gem [<link; medium read] hidden within and express Gratitude for it.”