When things go wrong….
People often ask me if there are things that go wrong in my life. Because I am positive and a happy go lucky guy most of the time, people wonder if there is anything that goes wrong in my life. Well, the answer of course is yes…. There are things that go wrong in my life. There are things that raise stress levels and there are things that come up unexpectively…. The last ten days have been one of those weeks…. I was fortunate to go to Thredbo last weekend, however was not feeling the best for the Friday and Saturday. Had a daughter in Hospital Sunday through Wednesday. Due to have a few days off there was the pressures at work to catch up, though the workplace was really understanding, and there are issues to deal with in other roles that I hold. All in all a busy week….
When things go wrong there is a number of stages that I normally go through. First of all there is the shock… Is this really happening, I can not believe it feelings… Once I have come to terms with the issue I then move into the grievance stage. Even if you expected the issue there is a period of time that you need to overcome the issue, before you are in a reasonable mindset to move forward. The next stage that I normally go through is the solution stage. In the solution stage, I cover off the options I have, the risks with the options and how to turn things into the best possible situation. Then the final stage is the grateful stage. In this stage I am actually thankful for the issue and realise that there is plenty to be grateful in my life and also the opportunities that came from the issue.
Over the last ten days I have been through the stages…. The shock, the grievance and then the solution through to being grateful…. Some of the things that I am grateful for is that I have a great bunch of children that stepped up to the task this last week. They helped out around the house with dinners, lunches and other household tasks. They also caught the bus to and from school to take the pressure off me, as well as reorganised their afternoon programs to free up some time. So though there is still some challenges outstanding from the last week, I am grateful for the children I have….
- When experiencing a challenge in your life what is something that you discovered that you are grateful for?
- What opportunity have you come across when experiencing a problem?
Posted on Saturday, 08 Mar 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Challenge, Entrepreneurship, Grateful, Issue, Leadership, Management, Opportunity, Problem, Shock. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.