Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Unpleasant surprises

Life is full of unpleasant surprises. These actions are beyond our control. Still, the outcome is largely determined by our reaction.

When bad things happen, you could complain. This will do nothing to solve the matter, and causes unwanted frustration. Telling others will only result in them nodding their heads and tuning you out.

Instead, take an honest look at the situation. Determine if it can be salvaged or you should start over. When the end has been reached, begin anew.

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages before taking action. Often, it is not about what is right or wrong, but what will produce the best results. If your heart is flawed, the mind will rationalize.

Fear will be your worst adversary. Doing new things is a scary proposition. It is easier to go with what you know.

The world changes, though we wish it would not. That is why adaptation is so important. Either the current drags us under, or we learn to ride the waves.


  1. Step 1: Prevention.
    Step 2: Adaptation.
    Step 3, 4, and 5: Make a new path out of hell and invite everyone to join you.

    Indeed! Life throws random meaningless stuff at you. Sometimes this stuff comes from people you know well. And perhaps, I do whine about it. But when it comes down to it, it really is just a bunch of annoyances that need to be stomped into the dust. We all have things we need to do (talent related), and the more time we are on those things the better.

    1. If there are no challenges, there is nothing to overcome. But that is not how life works. We must be stronger than that which we face.

  2. So true on every count. So eloquent in every way stated. We can turn the chaos into a mosh pit and ride above it all... so long as we dive in.

    1. Life is like the ocean: a chaotic place where anything can happen. It may seem peaceful on the surface, but do not be deceived. It is a raging beast, seeking whom it may devour.

    2. I find it funny how I hate you all yet we agree on so much. I need say nothing for it all has been said. ;)