It happens. I got some bad news yesterday. A project I was ready to hit the ground running with seemed to have hit a snag, a big one. I contemplated just throwing in the towel. It was a project that evolved from a previous project that I had partnered with a friend on. This was going to be a big step for me to take the work I had done with him to a new level. I had enlisted the help of some other individuals and we were looking at a venue for our launch. We had chosen one, had received cooperation, and were close to taping on the new radio show. All of a sudden, one of the co-hosts I thought I was going to have backed out, another one was having difficulty in finding time to even get the initial discussions going, and now, the venue would be closed.
Maybe, I reasoned, this was just the Universe’s way of telling me that I was not supposed to do this project. No, I really didn’t think this was the case. I had come too far into the project for that to be the case. So I pulled back from thinking about the disappointment and simply decided to do something for myself. I poured some peach tea and grabbed a romance novel and ended my evening with no thought to business.
This morning as my eyes opened and I looked over at the clock, I thought about the meeting I had scheduled for later in the morning. It was with a person I had interviewed before. Our meeting the previous week had been canceled and we had discussed someone he knew who had been in radio that he was going to introduce me to. If it worked out, maybe I would be meeting with him this morning also. That gave me a glimmer of hope and I found that just that one glimmer was enough to put a smile on my face and a little pep in my step as I prepared my breakfast.
The Universe is truly amazing. When Rob came into the cafe, he had a gentleman with him who it turned out had been a very successful radio personality and was very interested in the show and co-hosting. He also had technical ability that I did not have. This was truly a gift.
When we allow one bad day to continue to eat away at us, we often set ourselves up for disappointment time after time. I once saw a poster that said: “Did you really have a bad day, or did you have a bad 5 minutes that you milked all day?” Think about your bad days. Are they bad days or are the momentary glitches that we allow to be turned into something that is difficult to overcome? Begin assessing the moments you encounter in a different way. Look at them as divots in the ground, not deep trenches. Change the way you look at situations and you can rise above them and in that very action, you will often have the answer to your problems delivered to you.
Something To Ponder