Today I had planned to share my thoughts about the next topic on my "need to be CONSISTENT" list, which was to be PLANNING AHEAD...but... me-thinks I will tackle that tomorrow, and instead sneak an extra one in here. That's because instead of sleeping last night, I was up most of the night with a toothache...sigh...
I think I need to work on FLEXIBILITY. I work so hard trying to stay focused, to make goals and achieve them, to get stuff done from my to-do list...and it just seems like flexibility brings opposite results. I have read a lot of advice about it...it's a healthy trait to develop, etc. But I will admit that I tend to ignore it because my goals are to get stuff DONE, not go on detours.
I suppose it is all in the attitude. I want to cultivate a healthy ability to be flexible when needed, and not fret over the things I did NOT get done. If I am honest with myself, I know when I am making excuses, or when--like the toothache--it is something over which I don't have a choice.
I can't always control things around me, or things like toothaches...but I certainly can choose my response to those things. No more crying...no more whining...no more self-pity. It is what it is...now deal with it. What's that old cliche?? This too shall pass.
So there you go... flexibility... I need to learn to be less like the stiff droid C3PO and more like Gumby.
From Dr Phil's book: "Don't just wake up every morning and react to what happens...Be proactive by setting goals and making plans for their attainment."
My verse for today: "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!"
My quote for today: "A really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour."
Enjoy the Journey,