Jungle Lessons for Tough Times (Stamina of a Stallion)

Has relevance to: Managing my pressures! (FT102); Dealing with personal setbacks (FZ101);

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… what does the stallion do?
… what are the desired behaviors?
… what are some quick-fixes (band-aids) to get started on the do&learn?
… what are some do&learn ideas to implement over time?
Stamina of a Stallion

what does the stallion do?



  • is a successful animal. has thrived through evolution and more recently modern times (was: transport vehicle - today is: recreation vehicle ;))

  • is a proud animal. a strong yet supple sense of self-esteem

  • is known for stamina and staying power. Over ages, kings have prized their stallions for stamina (example: chetak, rana sangha)


what are the desired behaviors?



  • You believe that tough times do not last (duration) and tough people outlast the tough times.

  • You believe in your own endurance and that you will get past the tough times.

  • You are able to see beyond the tough times. This keeps your hope alive.

  • You are able to laugh at your tough times. You retain your sense of humor!


what are some band-aids to get started on the do&learn?



  • do not forget the power of periodic renewal. a weekend out or time off to do something you enjoy or just taking a break! these are wonderful rejuvenators for the stamina

  • work in teams or pairs. a group of dogs pulling a snow sled can carry on longer because they
    share - and rotate - the load amongst them. a flock of geese flying in formation periodically change positions for lead (where the air-drag is most and going toughest)

  • do not put impossible demands on yourself. stamina is not built by herculean efforts
    performed once in a while. it is built by sustained practice that is gradually increased


what are some do&learn ideas to implement over time?


In tough times ... be SCARED!

  • strive for personal balance. without balance it is impossible to sustain for long

  • take up a sport that improves physical stamina. definitive benefits will percolate into handling challenges as well.


In tough times ... be SCARED!



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