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QOTW 2013: Week 4: When it happens, it happens. What are you going to do?

What you do when it happens is what’s important.

Adversity. Mistakes. Obstacles. Failure. Disappointment. Suffering.

Not the inspirational words you might have expected on a Monday morning or any point in a day depending on when you are reading this. Those words are realities we all deal with in our lives no matter what degree of hardship we are dealing with. Sure, you may think someone in Afghanistan understands those words much better that you but in reality you have your own personal and professional hardships to deal with that are just as real.

So, the question is what are you going to do with adversity?

I mean, c’mon, we all make mistakes, right? Stuff happens and boom we are in the crapper. Life. We get disappointed with occurrences all the time and yet somehow our lives move on. Not one of us has reached perfection yet, however, it’s what we do with those situations that affect the quality of our lives.

Do you look for a bright light, a positive to take away from it, an opportunity to change something or the recognition that something needs to change?

Figuring it out yourself, not taking a pass or passing something off as not possible are challenging ways to sort out issues but the best way to learn from them.

The ostrich is not our friend.

That brings us to today’s quote.

Tal Ben-Shahar is a professor and a psychologist. His work in leadership and organizational behaviour lead him to study the subject of positive psychology. In essence, he teaches people how to be happy and how happiness, positive energy and awareness can help us become successful in our life’s pursuits.

Positivity is something we can all use more of in our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If that doesn’t brighten your day then maybe this will.

“What if there were no hypothetical situations?”

Hahahahaha……..have a great Monday and an awesome week.

If you want to read last week’s quote simply click here.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

About this Author: Ralph Dopping (197 Posts)

A quirky sense-o-humour coupled with an indelible sense of stylish sarcasm makes it difficult to take the world too seriously doesn't it? My faves: fun, passion and hard work. I work here everyday: www.designdialog.ca


15 comments
AdrienneSmith
AdrienneSmith

I'm so glad I'm reading this on a Tuesday instead Ralph or I might have had an entirely different comment.  Okay, maybe not but I was still pretty peeved yesterday.  Long story but the previous week was one of those weeks from pure hell.  Did I handle everything to the best of my ability?  I really really tried my darnest because I've learned a long time ago to not get pissed off about things that are out of my control.  I may not like it but as long as I continue to move forward to resolve the issue then that's all I really can do.

 

So breath, just breath and breath I did.  So now, everything's good again.  Yay!!!  Yep, stuff just happens sometimes but it's how we handle it that's the real biggie!~Adrienne 

AlaskaChickBlog
AlaskaChickBlog

Ralph. Seriously, you haven't figured that out? There are NO hypothetical questions! None. Zilch. Nada.

Ha! Great minds and all that...

You made me smile this morning (!) and I haven't even started my second pot of coffee! It is gonna be a great week!

bdorman264
bdorman264

Nah, that was what I expected to hear on a Monday morning; it's Monday after all, right?

 

Shit happens; really. But life will go on whether you are ready or not. Might as well enjoy this short journey we have because right here, right now is the only thing you can guarantee. And that's a fact Jack.....er, uh Ralph.......:). 

Hajra
Hajra

I love the hypothetical situation thought! And yes, Ben Tal-Shahar says is just plain awesome!

Latest blog post: I don't need you

belllindsay
belllindsay

Wow. I seriously needed this today. Thanks Ralph. 

rdopping
rdopping moderator

Cheers  @AdrienneSmith thanks for dropping by and for your comment. Whatever it was Adrienne I am glad you got past it. We all have those days and like Mr. Tal-Shahar suggests and like you said it's what we do with those moment s that counts. Hey, no one is perfect so my motto is "Give 'em a break." If they continue to break without learning, well, then that's a different story.

 

It's been a while and I am glad that you dropped in. Great post from your friend Carol over there at your place. What's this little gem http://www.newsuperaffiliateblog.com/ ? I linked to that by clicking your name above at the head of your comment.

rdopping
rdopping moderator

I am glad i made you laugh  @AlaskaChickBlog I agree, it is going to be a great week.  Enjoy.

rdopping
rdopping moderator

Always glad to help  @belllindsay I hope you have a great day and an awesome week. How could you not, you wor for @ginidietrich  after all. 

bdorman264
bdorman264

 @rdopping Hey, see that 'structure' in the F for Florida; that's Bok Tower and I insure it. Pretty cool, huh? 

 

Actually, I must have been pretty bright as a child because my day always called me sun...........