Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sooner rather than later, your plans will be disrupted. Something will break down, someone will forget, or the weather will turn nasty.
Life rarely proceeds exactly as planned. Even so, you can find a way to proceed, and to succeed, in fulfilling your intentions.
Don’t make the disruptions worse by complaining, second-guessing, or feeling sorry for yourself. Quickly accept that whatever has happened, has happened, and do what you must do to deal with it.
Yes, you’d much rather be doing what you originally planned. So remind yourself that the fastest way to get back to what you planned is by accepting and addressing the disruption.
Instead of worrying about finding fault, put your energy into finding a way forward. Instead of envisioning all sorts of negative scenarios that might result, focus on the positive, effective actions you can take.
Your life will never be completely free of disruptions. Yet you are always free to move quickly, decisively and positively past each one.
— Ralph Marston