“I loved the bit in the book where it gave ideas of how to respond to common messages or responses from people. I find it difficult to respond to the two following common comments I get about my injury journey:
1. You’ll come out stronger
2. Your injury means you can concentrate on other things that are not your sport.”
This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers a question from listener Louise, who finds herself at a loss for words when people around her express these common sentiments.
In her response, Carrie explains that typically, people don’t mean to be hurtful when they say these things. Rather, they may not know how to support you in the way you need to be supported right now.
She gives a few potential responses injured athletes can use, based on their mood and how invested they are in each relationship. And, she reminds Louise—and all of us—that each interaction offers an opportunity for us to define ourselves and our stories.
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