The Reckoning, The Rumble and The Revolution. This is the motto which describes a three-step strategy for dealing with failures, setbacks or trauma, coping with blunders and ‘facing hurt’.
First, to recover from any of these events and to own an accurate narrative of what happened. we must start with ‘THE RECKONING’. This is where people must ‘reckon with their emotions’. We must embrace what they feel, not deny it. In time, we will come to understand that our emotions affect our own thoughts and behaviors. Hence the quotes,
“Don’t promise when you’re happy, Don’t reply when you’re angry, and don’t decide when you’re sad.”
― ZiadK. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age ofWelfare Politics-
Second, to come back from disappointment, we must go with ‘THE RUMBLE’. This means we must rumble with our own narrative. Which means wrestling with the stories we’ve created about our struggle. We need to change our narration, this can be done by “Revisit, challenge and reality check’ the truth of the tales (narrative) which we tell ourselves. Only those whom rigorous, courageous self-examination, regardless how painful the experience is, can give us the healing insight into our very own desires and discover our true identity.
Remember this, even the great Master Oogway sat alone in a cave for thirty years, asking one question, “Who am I? Who am I?” (In case, you’re wondering who’s master Oogway, go and watch the movie Kungfu Panda)
‘The Revolution’ happens when you transform your thoughts and beliefs.
To come back from hurtful situations and thrive once again, weave what we’ve learn from reckoning and rumbling into all our daily activities. If we’ve examine ourselves and our actions honestly and bravely, we will be empowered to respond to new challenges as a different and much stronger you.