So far today, I’ve learned that a vendor cancelled on us in the 11th hour and that my plane is going to sit on the runway for another 20 minutes before we get clearance to take off. In the first one, I felt the instinct to get upset in the moment I learned the news. For the latter, as the pilot made the announcement, I could hear the sighs and groans of the passengers around me. And in both moments, I felt myself asking next: “What’s the point?”
Now, I get it: maybe you’ve got a tight connection or you’re already a nervous flyer or you’re hungry or whatever. But the reality is, we’re stuck on this plane for an extra 15-20 minutes no matter what. And no additional complaining or freaking out is going to change that. So you’re going to sit here stressed or sit here chill. Either way, you’re sitting here — you get to choose the attitude in which you do so.
Same thing with my vendor. I could throw a temper tantrum about how businesses should act or freak out about what to do next. Neither solves the problem. The reality is, that vendor still isn’t coming and I’m traveling for the next few hours. @markjewell is already thinking about backup options and they sound as good as any to me. We’ll figure it out — and we don’t have to be stressed out to do so.
Here’s the catch-22 in all this: I’m mostly writing this as a reminder to myself! I’m CONSTANTLY guilty of stressing about things I can’t control. But I’m working on it. Because I can fix things with stress or without it — stress is not an obligatory component. If it’s there, it’s because I’m choosing for it to be so OR because the stress is a message that I need to deal with something (emotional, physical or otherwise). Regardless, stress fixes nothing — so I get to CHOOSE how to handle it.
And when it comes to stress in your life, you do too.
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