Madonna Is A Thriver

Soresilient, confident Madonna, Madonna took a tumble.

You might ask what thats got to do with Transformational Therapy...

Megastar Madonna had costume-failure (well, costume-removal failure) in front of a global audience of millions, she fell to the ground, lost her microphone and she got right back up and got on with the show and this demonstrates many of the skills taught through the programs offered here at Transformational Therapy.

Firstly, Madonna has a competitive and determined nature – her dogged determination and single-mindedness has gotten her where she is today. Her internal control is clearly a part of her success and means she is probably quite capable of making decisions regardless of her emotional state.

Secondly, self-esteem. Performers are well-trained to PERFORM: Madonna once had the same anxiety as the rest of us, but aged 56 she has plenty of experience at channelling this. Never one to shy away from the limelight, Madonna is unlikely to ponder or brood on other people’s negative opinions of her and she is certainly no stranger to controversy. If we knew what she was thinking, I bet she was proud of her professional performance, and the positive response she had from the audience and the Twittersphere.

Thirdly, resilience... We often call it ‘bounce-back-ability’. Not only did Madonna get up and get on with the show, but she will do it again. She is emotionally resourceful and she won’t let a blip like this one faze her. No need to dwell or ruminate or chastise herself; she’ll make a realistic appraisal of the situation.

Her public response to the fall was light-hearted and realistic when it could have been a diva-esque tirade of blame. These are all choices we have to make regularly – perhaps not falling off stage in front of TV cameras, but choosing to move forward, treat ourselves with self-compassion and not let setbacks hold us back.

If you want to see how she carried it off you can see the clip here.

It's important to remember that it's never about what happens, it is how you respond to what happens that matters.

From the Thrive with Karen website.



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