One of my daily reads is Ralph Marsden’s Daily Motivator. Today’s said this:
When conditions change for the worse, there is no need to despair. For you have the ability to respond.
With every new problem there are plenty of new opportunities. Every setback represents a new starting point from which you can raise yourself to higher levels of purposeful achievement.
Just because things have changed is no reason to give up. In fact, that makes your worthwhile goal even more valuable.
There is always a way to get where you have chosen to go. Each challenge gives you new ways to add value to your dream.
Always, life is overwhelmingly abundant. When conditions change, you have the chance to see aspects of that abundance that you did not previously know were there.
Pause for a moment, take a deep breath, assess the situation, and re-focus yourself on the path you have chosen. Then step boldly and enthusiastically forward with more positive determination than ever.
— Ralph Marston
Marston’s words are so appropriate (and encouraging) for what’s going on right now (did I mention I have a job interview on Monday? Oy.), but I do see I’ve skipped a step: What path?
That is so typical me. All my life I’ve just let things happen. Only when my back’s been against the wall do I look for another direction to move in. Well, I’ll sometimes move a little sooner, but I’ve never sat down with pen and paper and worked out a plan with strategies and due dates and stuff and then gone ahead and carried out said plan.
I still think that would be too detailed for me, but I’m sure there’s a happy medium to be found. Like maybe just settling on a general direction – away from both walls and detailed lists. Honestly, I’m just happy to be in motion. When I heard that a couple of other co-workers had applied for jobs, I let myself be inspired by them, and applied for one, too. I am very happy I have chosen not to let myself get stuck, not to let inertia make decisions, but actually try to influence my future, or at least give myself some options.
I am extremely curious about what will pan out on Monday. This is a wonderful position to be in: New opportunities arising while still in a safe place. No final decisions have been made except one: Do my best, wherever I am.