When submerged in water you have the choice to overreact (fighting against the current, risking exhaustion and drowning), Under-react (becoming overwhelmed and completely giving up to the water pressure and drowning), or learning to find peace and strength within it - finding your balance and allowing yourself to float to the top.
Replace 'water' with 'stress' or 'problems', and begin recognising your way of 'coping' and possibly self-sabotaging.
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There will always be a good excuse to put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.
There will always be distractions.
There will always be unexpected circumstances that pop up and get in the way.
There will always be someone else who did it faster or reached higher.
There will always be someone else who makes it look easier than it feels for you.
Does that mean you stop trying?
Does that mean you give up before you even start?
Does that mean you start believing the v