When we have a bump in the road...
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday after work I was on my way to the gym and I had a flat tire. I was slowing down for a red light where I turn into my gym parking lot and I hear the ..."flop...flop...flop". Luckily I was right at a tire repair/tire store so I pulled in to have them look at it. They were so nice and helpful and after taking the tire off, found it un-repairable, so they put on my spare. And I was on my way...
The point of this blog is how do we respond to those "bumps in the road"? I don't know about you but I have to pump myself up to workout. I have to get my head right and attitude right to get my workout done. So when my "bump in the road" occurred Friday night, the thoughts started going through my head...Geese, that's it, I'm done I'm going home! And, I'm not in the mood to workout now. But, I stopped myself from the negative thoughts and started looking at the situation in a more positive light. I realized how lucky I was for it to happen when it did and where it did. The weather was perfect, no rain or cold temps to have to deal with. So as I pulled out of the tire business I decided that I wasn't going to allow what just happened to take away the opportunity I had to go workout and make improvements in myself.
So the moral of this blog is, "Don't allow a flat tire to take the air out of your sails, just find another way to fill your sails so you can reach your destination".
Wishing you all fair sailing but when you do have that dump in the road, turn your boat in another direction and find the wind to fill your sails~