I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. Ours was great, with the highlight being our community’s annual Parade. For years I have been a bystander, but this was the year that I was actually going to be a participant—driving a 1941 Farmall BN! I had been looking forward to this day since last year!
But the morning of the parade, my heart sank. It was pouring rain when I got up and it rained all the way over my in-laws’. The weatherman wasn’t very encouraging either—suggesting that outdoor activities probably should have a backup plan.
But as they say, the show parade must go on—and I was determined to be there for it. A little water was not going to keep me from reaching my goal.
It was a little soggy, but overall a good day for a parade. It’s how we roll.
How do you roll when you’re thrown a curveball? Jacob M. Braude once said, “Life is like a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you’re made of.” He has a point, but I also think it comes down to attitude. When I counsel individuals in my career coaching practice I tell them that their attitude or reaction to a given situation will almost always affect their outcome. If you’re pessimistic and grumpy, it’s a given that it will be difficult to have a positive outcome in your career goals. However, if you’re positive and roll with the punches (or roll through the rain), your goals just got a little closer.