When the day starts off wrong……
Have you ever had a day where everything seems to go wrong?
Have you let this get you down?
Did this lead to a downward spiral?
Well in the last few weeks I have had more than a few days that seemed to go wrong. There was the ending of my employment without another job to go to, there was Malware on three of the four websites that we run, the internet at home had problems which resulted in no internet most of the time and then over the last week we have had illness in the family including myself. There are two choices….. Will I wallow in the negatives or do I look to the opportunities?
I decided to seize the opportunities…. Do not get me wrong, I still was affected by the negatives that faced my life, however I moved on and looked for solutions. For each of the situations I developed a plan and also consider the worst case scenarios…. It can only get better from that. And the results….. The websites had the malware removed and had additional protection added, the internet is back up and running, I have a new job, we (my wife and I) are ready to launch the new branding for our business venture, Embrace Practice, and just about everyone in the household is well again.
Though there will always be challenges in our lives, one of the bonuses that I discovered from the last few weeks were that that I learnt so much. Being new to owning websites I did not know what or how to fix the malware problem. However through research, trial and error I was able to not just sort out the issues, but now I also have more knowledge and access to resources required for this process. All in all, by going through the challenges I am better for it.
It reminds me of the story of Victor Frankl. Victor was a Psychiatrist and a Jew during World War II. He was imprisoned by the Nazis. Victor came to release that he may not have control over everything that happens to you…. Let’s face it, being a Jew in a Nazi Prison Camp would have been very limiting. However, Victor came to realise that he could decide within himself how he was going to let this affect him.
Moving forward, what will your response be to negatives in your life?
How are you going to response to factors outside your control?
How will you let the things that go wrong affect you?
Posted on Saturday, 08 Dec 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Challenge, Leadership, Learning, Management, Negative Attitude, Online Business, positive attitude, Problem, Wrong. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.