Win the game!
Surfing is such a wonderful way to pass the time but did you know it also provides a way for people to learn how to deal with life’s challenges? Real hardships? It’s true and we can find the latest powerful example in life coach David Bederman’s powerful recent teaching. Bederman, who declares, “First off, I’m not a life coach and I don’t have a coaching ‘certificate.’ Nobody has given me permission to do what I do,” took to TikTok and shared:
If you want to be happier, you need to use something that I call “The Surfer’s Mentality”. See, because there’s something a surfer understands better about life than most other people see a surfer once they get up on the wave. But they don’t make the mistake of believing that once they’re up that they’re going to stay there forever when they get up there. They enjoy it and they ride it as far as they can. But at every moment they realize that that wave is going to crash and that they’re going to fall and maybe another wave is going to crash on top of them. But they don’t let that get them down because a surfer understands that there’s always more waves coming. And that is the experience of surfing, trying to get up on the wave, waiting to get up on the next wave, getting ready and being prepared for the waves that crash over you. And if you can enjoy the entire experience of being alive, the moments that are challenging as much as the highs and understand that they are two parts of the same experience, then, my friend, you will have won the game.
Crash and fall.
Crash and fall.
The surfers’ way.