Pioneer Outfitters is all about Horseback Adventures, Winter Excursions and Big Game Hunting in the remote Alaska Wilderness deep inside the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve.
But that is not all Pioneer Outfitters is. We are also individuals, family, friends and a Team. We each have strengths, weaknesses, pet-peeves, wishes and dreams. As people, we fall into the same funks that plague people everywhere else in the world. We fall into the same trap, trip over our own offended selves and play mind games with ourselves.
Whether you subscribe to the belief that “the end is near” (imagine some creepy music) or that the seemingly daily tragedies, natural disasters and losses happening all over the world are in fact caused by some sort of strange sequence the stars have aligned themselves into; the fact remains that incident after incident and drama on top of drama affects us all at some point and to some degree.
You’ve no doubt seen or heard or possibly even used the term “man-up.” Maybe you use the “cowboy-up” version or the girly one talking about “big-girl-panties.” ~ It all means the same thing. Mind games.
“Things are starting to suck, but there’s capacity for change in what we’ve made, who we are and what we believe. Everything was made, and if we want, we can remake it how we see fit. We only need to want it.
And then we have to build it.”
~ Frank Chimero
The mind games we are talking about are the ones we allow our own subconscious and even other people to set into our path as insurmountable obstacles. Wasting away valuable time and effort worrying, rehashing events simply to #1 gossip and blame, and #2 waste more time as the point isn’t about gathering useful information as much as it is a “poor-poor-me” fest.
Man-Up and STOP! The Mind Games
Complications, exhaustion, lack of money, lack of manpower and lack of time and experience can cause all kinds of setbacks and problems. A lack of support, dwindling motivation, inability to find inspiration, feeling alone and misunderstood; these can all hider or even stop all forward movement towards the goal or vision.
“I’m only one person.”
“The world is against me.”
“God doesn’t love/hear/answer me.”
Or this one ~ (this one really fries all my brain circuits when I hear it and my ass too.) “WHY ME?”
These are some of the mind games we play with ourselves. When we allow that ugly-evil lizard thing in our most tender depths, overrule and undermine all we have worked for- we are giving into the mind games.
Man-Up and STOP! The Mind Games
Shit happens. Terrible, tragic things happen to so many (if not all) people at some point in their lives. The one thing I have found to be true living my life of adventure, risk and danger is that if I am still alive when the dust settles, there is still work to be done. There is still the path and the vision. If and when I find myself alone: I know I am not, not really.
Monday Motivation. It came to be through a desire to reach out to people who may feel that they “can’t”, people who feel that they are without support or understanding of how very hard it can be (and often is) to make a difference. To make a difference in one life or many lives. The Monday Motivation Series is our way of sharing the strength that comes from understanding and experience. The strength that comes from believing we, each, are not alone in our battles and struggles and that there are a great many times and a multitude of burdens that can be lessoned by that knowledge (that you are NOT alone).
Man-Up and STOP! The Mind Games is this week’s Monday (and every other day of the week) Motivation. It is to remind us all, (yes, “us”), that often the problem, disaster, tragedy or drama isn’t really what stops us so completely. It is the mind games we play with ourselves, unknowingly.