Laugh or Cry ‍🤷‍♂️

In Blog, Hustle Podcast by Eric Byrnes

“Draw further back and laugh.”

– Seneca

There are plenty of scenes in the Let Them Play Triathlon Across America documentary that shows me and Kowalski joking around at multiple stages of the journey…

Kowalski is then on camera talking about how he likes to use humor as a way to get through the deepest and darkest times.

There is so much TRUTH in this statement, but it’s tough for most people to comprehend.

The reason why we have been able to work well together through some of the most challenging times is because we both share this similar approach to pain and hardship…

Laugh that shit off. 🤣

“Ok Byrnes… Great concept, but life is not always grab ass jokes and locker room humor… This is the real world and sometimes we can’t just laugh it off.”

Of course, we are all going to deal with very real and very painful emotions, yet once again my Go Hards, our response to those emotions are completely up to us…

In the grand scheme of things, we are specks living on a floating rock spinning in the universe. Our time is limited and we have absolutely no control of so many external factors in our life…

So often, we are faced with occurrences that HURT and challenge the inner core of who we are.

We basically have two choices…

We can laugh, or

we can cry…

Nobody is immune to either…

Typically in my life, it’s been a few tears of pain followed up with A LOT MORE tears of joy…

Either way, it’s always been my choice…

-EB