We mouth this advice, these platitudes – audibly sometimes,most often just to ourselves when we hear or read about someone foolishly and often self-destructively grinding on rather than moving on, whining rather than winning.
Do ever feel flat, punctured, tread-bare or completely deflated?We all are. Do. Every day. Might be momentary – or last a few minutes. So what then, explains people in a deep funk for weeks, months or even years?
Unless, of course, that pity-party- person is our own precious little self – and then we quite happily celebrate that pity-party. But we don’t really have that kind of time to spare, waste or throw away, do we?
We can rarely rely on someone to race to our rescue, let alone care about our foibles and fumbles.
They don’t have the time, patience or energy to pump us up. Who can?
Self-pumping is not a euphemism for something tawdry – just a recognition that regular affirmation will add some stiffening to our resolve and realign our slumping backbone …