I happen to love Greek mythology. It was one of the many courses I took in college. If you are not familiar with the phrase Achilles’ heel it refers to a weakness or spot of vulnerability. We all have our own imperfections in life. I know what mine is…sad to say. I have been working to overcome it for about two years now. Most of the time, we wrestle back and forth. Sometimes it pins me down, and other times, I grin triumphantly as I slam it back down. What am I talking about?
Worry. Such a small word to be so overpowering in my life. Anguish, apprehension, concern, disquiet, call it what you like, but it all boils down to the same thing. I can’t change the events in my life by worrying about them. The funny thing is, I come by this naturally. I have been told on more than one occasion that I am like my father. My dad will call me a week later about something I don’t even remember mentioning and say it’s “worrying” him. I mean to get rid of this Achilles’ heel…okay, so I’ll settle for making it smaller. More like an Achilles’ mole.
So now that I have identified my problem, what am I going to do to solve it? I mentioned a while back that I was going to hot yoga. Well, I fell off the wagon so to speak. I am renewing my membership, and starting back up again. It really does calm my mind and increase my balance as well as my focus. I work hard to do what the teacher says, and at the end I feel refreshed (even though it is like 102 degrees and everyone is sweaty). So I realize that the benefits of this outweigh the price and time it takes me to get there. If you are reading this right now, I would like you to identify your own Achilles’ heel. Be honest with yourself, and come up with a plan for how to overcome your weakness.
“As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.” ~Julius Caesar