Seems my day was supposed to go a different way today.
After running over a nasty piece of metal debris on the highway and blowing a hole in my radiator, I spent a good junk of my day getting my car towed, taking it to my mechanic, calling the insurance company and getting a car to drive.
Previously, that would have really upset me – however today, it just was what it was.
Despite the inconvenience of having to get some major repairs on my car now – It wasn’t raining, my insurance company ordered up a tow truck that showed up within an hour or so, my claim got filed easily, and a dear friend offered to loan me her car while her husband is out of town! I even had someone to substitute for me at the breakfast meeting I missed, which I didn’t even know about until later!
All that said, it’s made me realize that I’m ok. Even in the face of life’s never ending challenges – I am ok.
I am fortunate enough to have the flexibility to rearrange my schedule to manage my clients needs and my own unexpected detour. For this, I’m very grateful!
I could have gotten my panties all in a wad and gotten angry at the situation but I didn’t. Instead I was able to roll with it and still keep a smile on my face – knowing that everything will be just fine – especially when I’m able to stay in the flow of things.
It’s when I get out of the flow – struggling against what is showing up in my life – that I find myself exhausted, tired, frustrated and off kilter.
So my question for you is:
- Where are you in the flow of things or where are you pushing against it?
- In what areas of your life, career or business are you pushing rocks up hill and wondering why you’re so tired all of the time??
Even though life doesn’t always hand you the best circumstances, take time to be grateful for what you DO have (I have a car, the means to get it fixed, and friends and colleagues who have offered to help if I need it).
As you focus more on what you do have, and what you’re grateful for, you’ll see more of those good things coming your way.
My challenge to you: Every time you find yourself being pulled into some sort of negative thinking, stop and ask yourself “What am I grateful for in this moment?” and find something good to focus on instead of the previous negative thought.
Try this for at least a week. See what shifts occur and let me know!
Want to know more? Check out this interesting read: Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
To Your Success~