When I encounter detours in life, I make the most of them.
Regardless of the direction my life takes, I enjoy each moment. I recognize that I cannot control every single thing that happens to me. Therefore, I expect the unexpected.
I prepare for the unknown by arming myself with an air of expectancy and a sense of adventure. An adventurous spirit has helped me through many challenging situations.
If I can keep my eyes open, listen to others with an open mind, and move forward during the rough times, I can always prevail.
I sustain a positive attitude throughout difficult situations. I tell myself that through the situation I may discover new information or meet someone new. These ‘divine’ encounters add a whole new aspect to my life.
Positive thinking during a challenging event helps me to develop confidence for the future.
Loving learning new things I can navigate any difficult situation. I think of it as adding to my “inventory” of skills and talents. I can access these from my “warehouse” in the future. Whatever I learn in a given situation can likely be used when another struggle presents itself.
Today, I choose to make the most of any unexpected events that take me down a new path. I can remain positive and embrace learning when I encounter tough situations.
Questions for Self-Reflection:
- What was the last detour that life gave me? Who did I meet or what did I learn?
- What strategies can I use to resolve difficult situations?
- How does expecting the unexpected help me make it through challenging times?