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One Day at a Time Episode 34

Hello and welcome to the surging forward podcast where we are creating a positive you in a negative world. I want to give a special welcome to you if this is your first time listening. This is a show that provides workforce training and tips to help you excel as we continue to stay positive in this negative world

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We are now on episode 34 One day at a Time Today I want to talk about things that happen in our lives that we have no control over. If you really stop and think about it we take so many things for granted and we don’t think twice about it. Unless it has ever really happen to you it is hard to realize that a circumstance or carelessness on someone else’s part can change everything about your life in a split second. Many of us know someone that this has happen to or it may have happen to you also. How we react to these life changing events will determine how well you will be able to recover from the set back. Things can happen in our lives that change our goals or a least may put them on hold. You may have to even change direction in your life to adjust to different responsibilities that have arose or even a physical disability that is the result of a life changing event. May times it is hard to adjust as people will often ask why is this happening to me I just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and now my whole life is changed due to some else being at fault or what ever the reason. These are just some of the hard questions one may be asking and I just wanted to take a moment and talk about. The reason it comes to mind is because A young man that I know that has been working very hard to get his tradesman license was in a car wreak a few weeks ago. The accident has not his fault yet he is dealing with injuries and pain which is causing him to have difficulty doing even simple tasks. With that said I have to say that through all of this he is persevering through and continuing to work to get all of his assignments done. His dedication is inspiring and he is not using the negative situation to allow him to get down on himself or on life. You see here is the hard truth I was talking with him and wanted to offer some encouraging word or help in his situation and he ended up encouraging me. As I listen to him share that his goals of getting his license have not changed, the views he gave on a potential negative situation was one of the most positive things I have heard in a while.  He went on to explain that though he is in a lot of pain he did not want to have sympathy nor special treatment. The whole ordeal has taught him a very valuable lesson.  He went on to tell me that so many of the things that we take for granted are things that we should say thank you for every day. Being able to get up and walk without pain, being able to drive a car, being able enjoy fun times with family and friends. These are things that as he goes through his recovery he looks forward to each day now, it also puts his goals in perspective and has shown him that we need to seize the moment each and every day to not just chase our dreams but to enjoy the things in life that we take for granted. I was set back as I thought to myself how many times I tend to complain about things that don’t go my way. How much control do I really have on things that happen in my life? Again it goes back to serving others if your only goal you have is to serve yourself than you have no joy over someone else’s success and you cant get drawn into the self pity of poor me. Why do all the bad things happen to me? I do not believe anybody has been singled out in life to say he or she will be a success or that he or she will be a failure. I think that the way we look at every situation that comes along in our lives is what makes you a stronger person. I struggled for many years because I never finished school and was not able to get me electrical degree. I tried many times but things always seem to come up in life, I did not have the money, I had to work out of town to take of family, on and on it goes but bottom line is that life happens. It happens to you and it happens to me. We all have to go through tough times in our lives that are no fault of our own. Those are the times that will make us stronger. They are also the experiences that we gain so that we can share with someone else when they are going through a tough time. You never know because of what you are going through you may be the only one that will be able to encourage someone down the road as you will be the only one that fully understands how they may feel. So yes make sure you are pursuing your goals but also take the time to enjoy life, be flexible with your goals and make sure you can adjust with the winds of life. If you look at an old tree that blows in the high winds of life if the branch sways in the wind it is not likely to break but if it is ridged and solid it will snap and fall off never again to be repaired. Oh and by the way I still never finished my degree but I work for an engineering firm and do designs, and I teach the electrical apprenticeship program. Just saying I may still go back and get my degree but I am still completing my goals one step at a time. Remember Life happens sometimes we just have to deal with it.

Let me know you thoughts or your experiences. Send you questions to I am also excited about my first book which I hope to get out this summer if you would like to reserve a copy for $5 simply send me an email and when it comes out I will contact you and offer it to you for the introductory price. If you would like to take a code update course for you tradesman license visit our new website at Affordablecodeupdate .com we also have prep courses for helping you get your tradesman or your Contractors license.

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