Friday the 13th

What better day could there be for a THPL aficionado.  Why, might you ask?  Well THPL stands for high performance and to get to high performance in Life, Learning and Fitness you have to press beyond the conventional, you have to believe that you can do more, and you need to ignore the sacrosanct standard advice given to you by others who live lives of acceptance and not opportunity.  If we were indeed to truly believe in superstitions – that there was indeed a “negative” power that could get in the way of your path or your progress then we would find ourselves incapable of doing extraordinary things and this we know is not the case.

Add to this the fact that things do not just happen (programmatically) on Friday the 13th or any other day for that matter – they happen because we make them happen.  And while there can be bad moments on a specific day they usually come from our own doings - meaning there are those times when we do not take the care that we know we should or when we set out on a task without a backup plan, or we just choose to ignore signs that tell us to stop.  These we accept as the by-product of life, not caused by outside forces such as superstitions.  Which for the THPL practitioner allows us to accept bad moments as ok, especially because they create learning opportunities and ultimately better performance

And if you wanted proof that it is how we think about what we do that changes the outcome, note that when the Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) ran this test on June 12, 2008, stated that “fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday than on other Fridays, because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home.

So, then, it is to be that today is like any other day.  We have an opportunity to make our life better and stronger.  To take our THPL point of view and use it to our advantage to do more, to show others that it is indeed our perspective that has the biggest impact on the outcomes in our life.  That the black cat is indeed a good sign and THPL is there for the taking

Loving life and Friday the 13th.

Ciao

Joe