I was enjoying a lovely walk through the woods by my place when I stumbled upon an assault to my eyes, nothing life-threatening, but in this pristine environment, it really made my blood pressure go up.
I happened to be talking on the phone to my friend and I interrupted our conversation to voice my displeasure...
"OMG, I can't believe people are so..." blah, blah, blah, I went on and on - until he stopped me in my tracks and said...
"Well, what are you going to do about it?"
We all encounter obstacles that block our performance, hinder our thinking and/or block our progress. Instead of letting these things hold us back, what can we do that will empower us?
For me, it meant going back the next day with a garbage bag and gloves to clean up the mess ('Watch for needles.' my policeman son cautioned).
In other situations it might mean:
- Standing up for yourself
- Shifting your attitude
- Asking for support
- Saying no
- Putting yourself first
- Sucking it up
Asking yourself, "What are you going to do about it?" can be a strong motivator and a reminder that we are not powerless victims of our circumstances, rather we are capable agents of change.
We can use these opportunities to make a positive difference, big or small.
I'd love to hear what you are going to do about it!
In your corner, Steph
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