This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman.
One of my all-time greatest reflections on life has always been:
“Problems occur for successful people and failures alike; the difference is in the definition of problems.”
I first heard this statement from a mentor during my freshman year of college while I was working as a door to door salesperson in Kalamazoo, MI. I was getting beat up having door after door slammed in my face. I didn’t think much of this advice at the time but it sure has helped since that time!
Should it really surprise us that life does not always go as planned? We are all imperfect creations living together in an imperfect world. You can plan and most certainly prepare, BUT YOU CANNOT PREDICT…
The key to dealing with the problems of life is anticipation. Do not allow yourself to be surprised by what went or will go wrong. Accept the fact that life is hard and shift your thinking to “good!”