I’ve been thinking about the concept of seeing myself as a warrior. A while back I was looking at areas in my life where I felt I’d been a failure. A lovely friend suggested that rather than being a failure, I had actually exhibited the characteristics of a warrior: the sense of going into battle time after time and fighting to survive; not always liking the outcome but never giving in and continuing to do what seemed necessary. A warrior is determined and has the courage to keep going.
I was blown away by these kind and empowering words – and I have returned to them time and again. This is yet another reminder that attitude is determined by perspective.
I love this concept and in an attempt to embrace it, I am starting to psychologically clothe myself with the characteristics that I think are requirements of a warrior – courage, determination, discipline, integrity, ambition, endurance, purpose, faith, compassion. I will require these things and more if I am to succeed. I may not have huge amounts of all of these characteristics today – but I believe they may develop –similar to the way a snowball starts off small and gets bigger as it rolls along.
My hope is that I will come out the other side – in one piece and in the knowledge that I fought a good fight, I was true to myself and I did what was necessary.