06 December 2010

Cricket & Life: Caught, Don't Get Caught Up In Damaging Behaviours

Being caught in Cricket, is the same way as being caught and getting out in Baseball.  If you loft the ball in the air and a fielder catches it, you are out.

Now don’t think that this life skill is about doing things until you get caught. That’s not it at all.  This is more about not getting caught up in behaviours that will postpone the progression of our abilities.

Don’t get caught in the wrong crowd.  Don’t do things that lower your brain capacity, or that bring you down.  Be around those who lift you up, help you reach your goals, and motivate you.

Don’t get caught up in an addiction.  I realize there are those who have addictions because they are escaping something in their lives, but they are not healthy ways of dealing with a traumatic experience.  If you are a recovering alcoholic, don’t hang around a bar.  By extension, if alcoholism runs in your family for several generations, I’d recommend not getting caught up in alcohol.

Primarily for the males, don’t get caught up in pornography.  This is damaging to your relationship with women.  It gives you misinformation about intimacy in a relationship.  Stay away from it; it does you no good.  In the same light, wives, don’t look at pictures (even if it isn’t pornographic) that you wouldn’t want your husband looking at.

There are plenty of other items that you know you shouldn’t get caught up in.  You are your best judge. If you are caught up in a behaviour that you want to rid yourself of, stop doing it now. If you need help, seek it.

Of course, me being a positive individual, I want to end on a positive note. Get caught up in the things you should be doing!