On Wednesday I was having a crap time at swim practice. I couldn’t make the pace times. I felt like I wasn’t moving in the water. I was slow. I was angry at myself. I really really wanted to get out of the pool and go home.
I was standing around getting ready for the next set. I took a look at the workout and then I heard:
“Vicki, you’re doing good. Don’t give up. You’re getting better.”
This made all the difference for me. I kept going. I kept swimming. I felt better.
I was ready to quit that day. But I didn’t because my lane mate noticed I was struggling. She took the time to let me know that she saw me and understood what was going on.
Just a reminder that small actions make a big difference.
Good words really do work.