When something doesn’t go as planned, how do you react?
You can either get upset and let it ruin the rest of your day, or you can roll with it and continue on to the next best step…maybe within the “same thing” or maybe you have to leave that “thing” and return later.
The big thing to look at is how quickly can you pivot and move on from a situation that puts you into a holding pattern on a process or action?
How quickly are you able to move forward in a new deliberate direction that continues to bring you results.
This is up to you…you get to decide the thought you want to have in that moment.
You can decide to think, “I can move on from this and come back at a later day/time, no big deal.” Or you could think, “This ruins my day, I can’t do anything now.”
With the second thought, you paralyze yourself from thinking creatively. With this thought, you bring everything in that day to a screeching halt.
The first thought creates space, space for you to think of the next best thing to do in your day to move yourself forward. To create and build, not stop and destruct.
The next time something doesn’t go as planned, think about how you want this interruption to affect your day, and then create a thought that aligns with where you want to go.
You have the choice. Growth or restriction. You decide.