“We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality
without which we should never know of what stuff we are made,
or grow to our full stature.”
– Ida R. Wylie
Let’s face it. We all have bad days. The thought reminds me of a shirt I once saw. It read, ‘Some people have one of those days. I have one of those lives’.
Some days do feel like that. But, alas, we needn’t foam at the mouth over it. We need to keep a certain perspective about ourselves. We are on the way to greatness, afterall. We need to realize life happens. And, sometimes it has terrible timing. Car won’t start. Late for work. The teacher called and Bradley kicked Timmy in the shin (ouch!). Or, maybe. I just had to eat that cupcake didn’t I? Why did I watch that stupid show anyway? I should have been working out? Why do I make such stupid choices? Why? Why? Why? Disappointing? Frustrating? Yes, but hardly the end of the world. There are a few ways of handling this. We will very briefly cover the things you cannot control. Realize that they happen to everyone.
Anyone who has been driving any length of time has broken down, been in a minor accident, gotten a flat (or like me, ran out of gas:). If this is the worst thing that happened to you today, consider yourself blessed. Do what you need to make the situation better (which might be your attitude towards it). Fix the flat, the car, etc. Rectify the situation and move forward.
Now, for a more serious infraction. You blew the diet today. You were supposed to post an ad for other brainstormers to join you but checked emails instead. You were going to workout, and you had been doing so well. Etcetera. Etcetera. You blew it. Okay, now it’s over. You weren’t expecting me to lambaste you with insults were you? Listen friend, much like a fender-bender, it happens to all of us. Here is how you handle it. You let it go. Don’t hang onto it and hold it over your own head. The best way to NOT do that is by not letting it happen again tomorrow. Momentum stacking also works adversely. When you let one day turn into two, you are in a dangerous territory. Days turn into months. Months turn into years. And, years? Well, they turn into lives. You are reading this so I know that isn’t your life. But, let’s not play with fire on this one. Let’s get back on the horse right away. There is no time to waste when we are dream catching. The hunt is on. Shake the day off like a chill. Warm up by the fire, and let’s go and catch that rabbit.
Get out there and live it, and live it LOUD!
Remember, you are the only you, you have!