Positive Quote: “If your foot slips, you may recover your balance, but if your tongue slips, you cannot recall your words.” – Martin Vanbee

Positive Quote: “If your foot slips, you may recover your balance, but if your tongue slips, you cannot recall your words.” – Martin Vanbee

 

This quote reminds me that we all make mistakes, we go down a path we wish we could turn right back around and come back the way we came, or we say something that we want to take back as soon as it passes through our lips. Yet, it also reminds me that there are so many things in life we cannot take back, there is no undo button, no do over, no rewind.

 

Too many things can go wrong if we rush into things, if the adrenaline is pumping, or if we think we have our balance, yet we don’t. Taking the time, from a few seconds to a few minutes, to recalculate and look for ways to have this task, this project, this interaction be better for the balance and care…that is what I strive for. If I feel myself getting angry or upset, before I say or do something I will later regret, I take a deep breath, pause, and then work to be calm.

 

From a work perspective, this could be when a project meeting is going south and the project is in the red. Instead of going into chaos, looking to locate a solution, a plan towards getting things back on track. Hopefully, no one goes into a project or task purposefully trying to fail or fall behind.

 

Today seems to be a day for reflection for me.

 

What do you think of this quote?

 

Have a great Friday and let’s all strive for balance.

 

Priscilla

 

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato

Positive Quote: “There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato

 

It seems like a long time since I last wrote. The past month seems to have flown by.

 

For some reason this quote called out to me today. I am a strong believer in this quote. It can apply to everything from the upcoming election to driving down the interstate to work projects and assignments. There won’t be many days where everything is smooth and like clockwork. More days than not will have things pop up or situations change, as well as expectations.

 

To me, it is what you do next, how you react, plan, tackle the challenge…that is what matters in the long run.

 

What is your first instinct? Do you step back and take time to think, assess, and plan?

 

I believe that by maintaining a more positive outlook, looking for ways to overcome and make things better than you found them that that will help improve your day.

 

What do you think of this quote?

 

Have a fabulous Thursday.

 

Priscilla