Life is not always fair and does not always go to the way we want or plan. But when things don’t work out for us we have a choice in how we deal with the outcome. When life hands you lemons, you can do one of the following 3 things: Make some lemonade, grab the salt and tequila, plant a tree or just do all 3!!
Things at work have not been going my way of late and certain bitterness was the result. So yes, I was naturally a little sour for a while. Yes things were not fair but all this was doing was making my life unhappy, no one else’s. So I thought about it, when life hands you lemons …
- Make Lemonade. Be upset for a while, it’s natural and a way for you to deal with what has happened but do not let the anger consume you because it will just make you negative and hateful.
- Grab the Salt and Tequila Take some time to drown your sorrows and work through the incident and how it made you feel. Evaluate things.
- Grow a Tree Finally take the seeds and plant a tree. Learn from what has happened, you don’t know it but is going to make you stronger. And grow from there.
So in essence, deal with the bad experience. Be angry for a while but move on, then evaluate what has happened and then learn and grow from the experience. Allow it to make you a better and stronger person who will know what to do if a similar situation should arise again.