"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."
~Charles R. Swindoll
Questions to Ponder:
Have you ever planned something with so much detail... so much organizational structure was set in place that the event could practically run itself? And then the plan ended up "failing" and there was nothing you could do about it? It's like packing for the trip of a lifetime, and the airline loses your bags...
A dear friend of mine was leading me and another gal on a backpacking trip. For me, it's been about 10 years since I last backpacked, so I knew what to expect, I was just nervous about the physical strength the trip would require. The other gal had never backpacked before and my friend was giving her the opportunity to experience it for her first time. Well, we get to the trail head and my friend goes to put the camping permit on her pack...only to realize she had left it at home.
Initially, my friend wanted to panic. But the three of us were able to find humor in the situation, look over all the "extra" stuff we had and determined we were going to do the trip anyway. The tent was cozy with the three of us in it, we stretched our warm clothes and socks so that everyone had "enough" and my friend borrowed my extra day pack as her pack. She modeled her leadership with such ease and grace, never once complaining about anything.
Would you have done it anyway?
The next time you're faced with an "impossible" situation, ask yourself if you can do it anyway. My friend had realized that maybe it was the Universe's way of saying: You're bringing these two women out of their comfort zones; you need to be out of your comfort zone, too. Asking yourself, "What is the message here?" and "Can I do it anyway?" would surely give you greater satisfaction than just giving up, defeated...right!?
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