Every day we face unexpected events in our world – devastating tornadoes in the Midwest, the volatile stock market, a massive oil spill in the Gulf, the economic collapse in Greece and Europe, and unprecedented political unrest in our own country. None of us are completely safe or shielded from unexpected events. You (your business and your thinking) will no doubt be affected by some of these events, and who knows what else? There will always be unexpected events in our lives.
Are you ready? How can you be ready? No one can prepare for the unexpected. Just the same, when unexpected events or catastrophes come into our personal and business lives, we seem to always find a way to handle them, at least to some degree. More often than not, we just adjust to living with it. We feel victimized and miserable. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can be prepared – and that means adopting the right mental perception.
Here are some ideas that may help:
- Accept the fact that with the event will come changes, and you want those changes, as best as possible, to support you.
- Make a conscious effort to get out of the fear of the event and what could happen.
- Know that you always have choices on how to see the situation and how to react to it.
- Keep in mind your ultimate goal to keep centered and in a place of happiness.
Divide a sheet of paper into two columns: (1) The Down Side of the Choice and (2) The Upside of the Choice. List at least three or more choices. As this percolates in your mind, you will be able to see it more clearly. This will help get you out of the fear, stop the negative self-talk, and allow you to be more at peace. You will then be in a position which will enable you to make a much better decision.
From this place you are better suited to do what is best for you and those about you. Once you prepare mentally and emotionally, you are now ready to set your intentions on how you would like to see it. Trust your intuition to bring you the right ideas to act upon.