The day of our departure had finally come however this time there was a question mark over if we should stay and wait….or do we set forth on our adventure? We had already bragged about how lucky we had been in the past with the weather magically aligning its good behaviour with our planned departure dates.
A decision was made and we said yes to a departure the following morning.
Well, to cut the very long story short, three out of the four of us became terribly sea sick and the journey across the ocean to an outer most island on the Great Barrier Reef felt like it would never end! As the seas gradually increased their rage on our boat and its occupants, we all had private moments of “Get me out of here”… “Let’s go back” (even when we were over half way) and the most important question of all, “Why are we doing this?”
WHY…? Because we said yes! NO complaining or whingeing required… NO easy way out… NO control, alt, delete and start again… NO surfing the net looking for a “cheat” to this program. Suck it up, make the most of it and do what you can to solve the problems that need to be solved!
Please can I encourage you to remember and be realistic about what you said YES to! In fact, I would like to suggest that everything you are doing right now you said yes to…including your job!
When I said yes to being a Dad….I said yes to being interrupted whilst doing something that I thought was important to me by something my children thought was more important to them AND that I should drop everything I’m doing to do what they want me to do right now!
Instead of whingeing about my children…I remember that I said yes to being a Dad which realistically means being interrupted by them wanting me to play with them… right now and then only for a short season!
When I said yes to being a service provider…I said yes to doing what I can to keep the relationship positive, growing and moving forward…even on the days that I don’t feel like it.
Instead of whingeing about customers…I remember I said yes to this job, which realistically means serving customers and helping them solve the problems they have.
We already have a reputation. We will be famous for being a problem solver or being a whinger. So what are you famous for?
What have you said yes to?
Enjoy the journey!