Sunday, November 01, 2020
I've been focused on a quote by Viktor Frankel lately:
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
It is the difficulty in situations that can bring out either the worst or the best in all of us. How do you handle the things you cannot change?
Do you just get angry?
Do you give up?
Some of us change what it means. According to Tony Robbins, some of the people inside concentration camps during WWII were able to take that horrific situation and turn it into a reason to live.
Some of us change the rules. Captain Kirk of Star Trek had the amazing ability to change the rules starting with the Kobayashi Maru (a no-win scenario) throughout his long naval career. Call him nothing more than a character if you like, I’ve known many people with a similar mindset. These are the people I want on my side!
Do you bend and not break? “The green reed that bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” – Confucius Sometimes all we can do is hang on for dear life and wait for something to pass without allowing it to break us.
Do you even think about these choices before you make them? Remember, you always have the choice of how you respond to a situation.