Are you creating solutions to succeed
or using excuses to quit?
Here we are, 10 days into the New Year’s Resolutions and I bet you have already had obstacles thrust in the way of your progress. My question is…did you create a solution to work around the obstacle or did you use it as an excuse to quit before you even tried?
Last week I posted on my facebook business page that my intention is to spend more time playing on, in and under the water in 2017. I have been doing a pretty good job of it thus far. However, yesterday I turned down an invitation to the beach because I have a nasty cold that is kicking my butt and I wanted to rest a little so that I can kick it back.
So rather than going to the beach, I started making dinner, always a huge mistake.
I ended up slicing my finger and had to go to the doctor to get mended and get a tetanus shot. I was also instructed to keep the wound dry for a week.
How will I go kayaking this Saturday?The first words out of my mouth.
“Oh darn, I’m really going to miss doing the dishes!”The second words.
I’m sure, you’ll be happy to know, that I came up with a solution to my predicament. This morning when my daughter said that she would like to go to the beach, I didn’t tell her ”No, honey I can’t get my hand wet.” I grabbed a latex glove and cut and taped it over the bandages of my wounded finger so that I could go in the water with her. Of course, I couldn’t go for an all out swim, but I could still enjoy being in the water!
I even got an unsolicited “I love you, Mom” which…
you know…melts your heart.
Find solutions to keep taking steps towards success.
So the moral of the story is…
- Always go to the beach in lieu of making dinner. ☺
- If an obstacle appears on your path to success, and it will, you need to get creative.
- Find the path around or over the obstacle and create a solution for success.
- The rewards will warm and inspire your heart.
The resulting solution may not fit your “ideal” vision, but it is damn sure better than quitting on your vision all together.