There are those days when you are trying to just maintain the status quo, concerned that something else might happen. That something might be someone disappointing you, or an unexpected expense that wasn’t in your budget.
It’s not uncommon to worry what that might be. I just had an unexpected car expense that was much greater than I had anticipated. And it goes on. Quite often they are just little things. But over time your coping skills lessen.
That’s the way life is. You can’t control all of the circumstances in your life. Life has a way of its own and is uncertain. Trying to control for every eventuality takes a great deal of energy and is impossible. Because life is uncertain that’s what also makes it challenging and more interesting.
All that we can do is work on ourselves and to make ourselves stronger, wiser and more flexible. Each twist and turn helps us prepare for what might happen down the road.
Rather than continuing to develop career skills, focus on developing life skills, so that no matter what comes your way, you can move forward.
Think of yourself as whole, creative and resourceful. Whatever comes up because you are resourceful, you can learn from it and get closer to that person you want to be. As you begin your day, thing about what the highlight of your day might be.
MARKMark Susnow, is an executive & life coach and thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He is the author of Dancing on the River…Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.