Out loud. In the car. By myself.
“Are you going to take that?”
“Is this all you’ve got?”
“What are you made of?!”
My life has almost always been IMPROVED by a change of circumstance or fortune. Anticipated or not, change has long been a constant in my life. Many times I have fought hard to keep the status quo, only to find that what I feared the most, would turn into a blessing once I allowed changes to take place. “Change of plan” has come to be my friend and even when I feel not “up” for it, I still smile knowing it’ll be better on the other side.
It helps to think about your fears when dealing with your challenges. One of my favorite questions to myself, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” often cuts to the core of the issue I am dealing with. If the“worst” thing is tolerable, I am empowered to take chances and get creative. That is when the fun usually begins!
I don’t go into these negotiations with myself unprepared. I already know who I am dealing with. She can be a bit stubborn and defensive. I bring my
toolbox. It has everything I need to rebound from disappointment, failure, and crippling indecision.
Let’s take a peek inside:
My 10 Tools for Life
1. My Resume-a list to remind myself of all the wrong turns I made to get to the “right” place.
2. Friends-nothing beats a few people on speed dial that will always take your call.
3. Adversaries-if not for adversaries, what would we ever accomplish?
4. Work ethic-roll up your sleeves and jump in.
5. Integrity-you’ll need this most when you look in the mirror.
6. Laughter-my drug of choice.
7. Money-no matter how down and out I’ve been, I never spend my last dollar.
8. Persistence-there is ALWAYS more than one way in.
9. Patience-knowing when the time is right to take action, and when it’s not.
10. Blindfold-don't worry what others are doing. They are living their life, you are living your own.
What do I have to show for all my plans gone awry?
My life partner
Pretty sweet, huh? Have you taken a wrong turn lately? If so, fear not! Dig out your toolbox and get to work! You might just find yourself better off than you planned.
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