A while back I flew to Dallas to spend some time with my mentor and a few colleagues around the country talking about business, money, and life.
One of the most powerful thinking exercises I took from our discussions was this: Life is simply a series of events.
Over the course of a day and throughout an entire year, we experience thousands and thousands of “events”. Yet, it is WE who choose to label these events as good or bad, positive or negative, sad or happy, etc.
My daughter occasionally misses the school bus in the morning chaos of getting ready. I can get frustrated and label this as “bad”, or I can decide to appreciate the unplanned opportunity to spend some additional time with her as I drive her to school instead.
A new home-buyer chooses to work with another mortgage company. Is this bad? Or is it an opportunity to work on improving the value we provide to the next client?
When you can take pause, and sum things up as just another “event”, you will find that the emotional roller coaster many of us are on throughout life…suddenly settles down.