Living your best life requires that you deal well with all that comes your way.
Painful things happen to good people and sometimes pleasant things happen to bad people. If you wish to live a full life, you can expect to have some disappointments as well as triumphs. Some small, some big. Some that knock the breath out of you and some that take your breath away.
Hurt, disappointment, loss and even catastrophes come to us all.
The real test is how we respond when these things happen. Far too many people remain stuck in the pain and grief and burn up precious time, energy and emotion in something that has already happened—even when there is nothing that can be done to change it.
So you are having a bad day at work—your boss won’t listen to you, things are not going as planned, your colleagues are being jerks.
Certain work scenarios inevitably put you into a bad place, and all you can feel at that time is you losing control and your blood pressure going high. Although some people really do take out their rage onto small things like throwing their notepad or just shouting at their subordinates, but that’s rarely a solution. In situations as infuriating as these, are there any comfort zones or instant relief elements that can help you keep you as calm, composed and collected as the amazing person you really are?
Keep Calm and Ask these Questions
As most of you may have heard, Wayne Dyer passed away on Saturday evening in Hawaii. He was 75.
Dr. Dyer was an inspiring and prolific writer and speaker. I think I've read almost every one of his 30 books.
Although I did not agree with EVERYTHING Wayne taught, I learned a lot from him and had nothing but respect for him and his work.
Twenty years ago, Dawn and I brought him to Burlington Vermont for his first, and I think only, appearance. It was something I'd wanted to do for a long time and it was the only time I met him in person. It was an honor to introduce him to a large crowd at the Flynn Center. We were supposed to play tennis together (another item on my Bucket List) but the weather did not cooperate.
If you are not that familiar with his work, I encourage you to get some of his books. You'll See It When You Believe It, was one of my favorites, but they are all good.
Rest in peace, Dr. Dyer. You will be greatly missed.