Life is like the sea, sometimes it is rough and other times it is calm. It is important to know how to surf the waves of life so that in this way you do not fall off the board and do not get lost in the immensity of the sea. Even if you don’t like surfing, you will understand that it is an important simile to understand to understand what life is like and what you have to do to maintain balance .

But, considering real surfing, what is the key to being a good surfer? The answer will teach you that riding a surfboard is a lot like riding the waves of life with the force of your own resistance: You have to focus all your attention on the unique situation in which you find yourself.

The table must be correct

You must have the correct table because that determines everything before you even get into the water. There are different levels of the tables and all the choices you can make based on your size, experience level, and goals. Therefore, you must focus on the specific conditions of life, which in this case: it is you. Don’t look at someone else’s board and think that yours is the one that will prepare you to be a successful surfer. In the same way, you don’t have to look at how other people surf, you have to focus on how you have to surf the waves that move under your own board.

The aspect that you must take into account is the resistance, like your surfboard. Because it will be unique to your circumstances: your experience, your struggles, your goals in life. What do you need to be strong , excel on the board and withstand the adversities of the sea?

move on

When you surf you must find the balance between movement and knowing how to stay still. The moment a wave hits you, if you don’t jump again and balance yourself, you don’t have a chance to ride the next wave. How often in life have we been swept up in the wave of disappointment , despair, and uncertainty? 

Resilience is not about staying awake all the time and never falling. It’s about getting back on track and getting back up quickly after you’ve been eliminated from your board. It’s about not missing the next big opportunity because you are still wading thinking about the damage you may have felt. To reappear, go back to a time when you were successful, experienced past success, or victory. What were you doing? What did you understand and how did you celebrate that success?

Don’t do it alone

Finally, surfers say that you should never surf alone. Yes, people do, but it’s not safe (and it’s not that much fun ). Also, other surfers can give you feedback on what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. When you are at sea, you can also study other surfers to see what they are doing. Success leaves clues as we’ve often heard, and when you’re struggling to stay on the board when life repeatedly knocks you down, watch and learn from the successes and mistakes of the professionals around you.

As you have seen, the simile of surfing is quite successful in terms of comparing it with life and the setbacks it can give you. Therefore, it is worth taking it into account so that you understand that you can be on top of the board without falling and if you fall and you cannot surf the next wave, don’t worry, because you can take the board again, reassemble it. and do it better than before. Enjoy the movement of the waves and you will see that everything will start to be much better in your life …

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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