If you read the papers we are all dipped in #$%^! All of us are being forced into reacting to and being awakened from a deep sleep-fiscal responsibility.
I know it is unfair to make a blanket statement…I’m sure there are those among us who have taken care of bidness. Regardless, we are all in it together now.
I look at this like your spouse informing you they want a divorce that you don’t want. The end result is that you are being forced to change regardless of what you might think at the time.
The key I believe is to look for the opportunity. It is a truism that “in chaos lies great opportunity”. We’ve all got the chaos, the fear and all the rest. Now, as individuals, we need to focus on where the opportunity lies.
It reminds me of a story:
Two boys were walking down the street and come upon some horse dung. One boy says: “Look out! Don’t step in that!” He turned to the other boy who was smiling. He asked him: “Why are you smiling? The other boy replied: “There’s got to be a pony around here somewhere.”
My point is this: even though we are sometimes forced to adapt to circumstances we haven’t chosen we all have the power to choose how we deal with it…what our attitude will be.
At times like these community and relationships are the glue that binds us together.
Embrace the change, reach out to your friends, and remember there is a pony out there somewhere.