Monday, May 12, 2008

That Wasn't Supposed To Happen!

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So your day didn't quite go as planned. Now what? You carefully crafted your goals, but somewhere along the way some unexpected events have either slowed or crushed them. How are you going to react?

Things don't always go as planned. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if they rarely do. How do you react? How should you react? Here are a few ways that I think can be helpful in dealing with plans gone wrong:

  • Allow for changes in your goals ahead of time.
  • Be flexible, even if accomplishing your goal is a must.
  • Don't worry about possible deterrents. Worrying about something that may never happen will only slow you and could cause a minor distraction to appear to be much more than it is
  • Stay focused on your goal and deal with the distraction calmly.
  • Remain calm.
  • Resist the temptation to become angry or frustrated at the turn of events.
  • Have a sense of humor about your sudden change in plans.
There are many more I am sure I could list, but I think you get the point. Anything to add?


Josh said...


Why haven't you accepted my Facebook friend request? We had such dreams and aspirations together at one point. I don't even think I've seen you since we went to Sin City that one time...we did go to Sin City, didn't we? Damn, it's been a while.



Andrew Weaver said...

Hey - so I found you on FB, but alas... you have two profiles. I friend requested both of them. Better to be friends with two Josh's than none at all.