A few weeks ago I had an upsetting experience while door knocking. Someone lashed out without a lot of provocation. While I’m a pretty calm person, the level of animosity directed at me seemed out of proportion to the situation.
I was thinking about it a few days later when I visited my chiropractor. After I related the incident, my chiropractor said:
“There’s a four letter word for that,” he said. I braced myself.
He smiled at me. “Whatever was going on with her had nothing to do with you.”
I needed to be reminded of this.
Too often in life we take on someone else’s bad day. Or job details that really aren’t that important waylay us. Or we look back needlessly at what we could’ve done better, forgetting we did the best we could in the situation at the time.
Next is my new mantra.
If you’re feeling stuck, what is next for you? What really deserves your time, attention and focus? What makes you feel alive just thinking about it? Most important, what can you do to bring what’s next into your now?
May we pursue our paths, focusing on our now, and if we don’t like it or can’t change it, re-focusing on what’s next,
(And that’s a four-letter word you can use anywhere 🙂