I’m generally a very upbeat guy. As such, “down days” can be a real kick in the pants.
As a kid, I grew up watching watching Winnie the Pooh and loved Tigger so much. I think I always related to his character: boundless energy, always on a “high”, never slowing down, and full of laughter. Tigger probably needed medicine for ADHD, but he didn’t get it. He would have been the teacher’s worst nightmare, but probably her secret favorite. I was that kid.
“Once in awhile someone amazing comes along…and here I am!”
I’ve always thought of myself as a Tigger, and so has everyone else. But being Tigger all the time comes with a lot of pressure. (Because he’s the only one.) So what do you do when you are typically a Tigger, but are having a down day like Eeyore or a grumpy day like Rabbit?
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Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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