Posts Tagged ‘quest’

Life Challenges

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Life challenges often feel heavy and unbearable.

Keep focused on the journey.

To focus on the outcome makes the wait more difficult and can discourage you to

the point where you give up.

There are always new discoveries along the challenge path. These discoveries prepare you for each new step.

Stick with each new discovery one moment at a time.

Your feet may want you to hurry along. Tell them–not so fast. Make your feet wait for your mind to process the learning taking place in the here and now.

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When Things Don’t Go Smoothly

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A few weeks back I had one of those weeks where as much as I wanted things to go smoothly they didn’t.

It started out on a Monday with a quest to get my fax working again but after what seemed like five hours on the phone with the utility company I knew no more than I had when I first got on the phone. Frustrating to say the least. Several weeks later my issue is resolved so I can reflect on it calmly, something I couldn’t do a few weeks back.

Sure it’s a pain when things go wrong but it’s more that it is  irritating and inconvenient, not catastrophic.  Deep down I knew that if I stuck with the issue my problem would eventually be resolved. In the short run life was a little more difficult but if I did my part it would get taken care of.

Looking back, I think it was a test. I was starting to feel like I was getting the hang of things in my new business so the time was ripe to throw in a kink and see how I responded. One thing I hadn’t expected to learn during my fax trouble is that there are great customer service representatives and those who should do something else for a living. I sincerely appreciate those who showed me kindness and followed through with their promise to help me take care of my problem.

The biggest lesson I learned–if at the end of the day I can say I did my best the irritations that come along are really just part of the journey. After all, even the smoothest road has a rut in it somewhere along the way.