"Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer."
- Denis Waitley
On any given day, we may feel that things are not going well for us. We have too many uncontrollable demands on our time and resources. We feel overwhelmed. This often leads to us not getting tasks done and to frustration, the feeling that we are being blocked from achieving our goals.
Being overwhelmed and frustrated is like your DVD player stuck in reverse: it will not get you to the end of your movie.
At this point, consider pressing the “pause” button and take a moment to focus. Clarify the tasks or initiatives you want to accomplish. Prioritize your “to do” list.
Now, press the “play” button. You’re moving forward once again, putting your planning into action. You're able to accomplish your initiatives.
When things are moving, growing, flourishing, you’ve hit the “fast-forward” button, the feeling of being overwhelmed and frustrated is far behind you. You are in your zone and in control of your life!