Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Buck Stops with Me - Decision #1

Welcome 2012! 
I know that Spring can enter like a Lion but I sure never thought a new year could enter as a Lion.  The wind gusts for the past few days have been out of the norm for Illinois.  I seriously dislike wind, not breezes mind you, but wind that blows your hair every which way and makes your car wiggle all over the road.  Wind can ruin a perfectly wonderful day.  Oh well, there isn't much I can do about the weather but all those nasty days of gusty wind sure makes me appreciate the beautiful sunshiney, calm weather we have today.   My husband is such the optimist.  His take on the wind is "hey all that wind will dry the ground out in a hurry, no more mud."  It sure is a good thing he balances me out like that, otherwise I could become a serious Eeyore.
I have been off of work for almost two weeks and it has been a refreshing break.  Now I am trying to get back in the groove and FOCUS.  To do this I listened to my Andy Andrews The 7 Decisions to Success CD on the way to work.  If you have not read Andy's book "The Time Traveler" drop everything and order it now.  Anyone can read this book, men, women, and young adults.  The 7 decisions laid out in this book are not complicated.  In fact they are so simple you practically smack yourself upside the head saying to yourself "Why didn't I think of that?" 
The First Decision Andy shares with us:  The Buck Stops Here - Adversity is Preparation for Greatness.
Think about that for second, chew on it, really digest this piece of information.  Andy is telling us to take the Bull by the horns.  Meet your conflicts head on and deal with them.  Stop putting them off for tomorrow, for tomorrow they will only become larger.  Many times your own imagination gets in the way and you "think" something will be worse than it is.  Face it!  Man Up!  You will become known as the "one who responds", the "one who takes action", the "one who isn't afraid of a challenge.  (ok, you might be afraid, but the more you face your obstacles or fears the smaller they become, trust me, it's working for me and i deal with grouchy people every single day).
So for today:  The Buck Stops Here - with me.  If I did it I will take responsibility, If I didn't do it I will help the person who did,  If someone needs to do it I will learn how.  Don't let your imagination get the best of you.
From a recent fortune cookie that I keep on my keyboard  "Worry is the interest you pay on trouble before it's due"

Have a Blessed Day.

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