Nov 24, 2013

Plan to be

One day everything seems great in your world. Maybe not perfect, but overall things are going to plan. And then something happens. You lose your job. Or someone you love. Or your home. Or maybe even your health. 

It isn’t fair. You don’t deserve it. You didn’t see it coming. You didn’t plan for it. You have so many feelings and frustrations you don’t know what to do first, or if you want to do anything at all. It would be easier to sit around feeling bad. 

Looking for people to blame and complain to. Rehashing what you could have done to make things happen differently. Or what you would have done if you only realized before. Or what other people should have done to help you. All great options if you want to maximize your misery and feel justified in doing it. Not so great if what you want is to deal and move on. You have to do this eventually when something bad happens and the faster you do it, the sooner you’ll improve your situation. 

People will remember the things you accomplish, but the way you handle life’s challenges can affect them just as strongly. Life happens, and it isn’t always easy. You can bemoan it and fight it, or see dealing with life’s challenges as the most important challenge of all. You can’t always get what you want, but you can work at being who you want to be no matter what life throws at you. 

So do I. Keep tryin'