Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 12 - Transitioning Tip #3 "Adjust Your Sail As You Go!"

We have talked about preparing for derailments along your transition journey and how having a positive attitude is key in transitioning well.  These two components will help you Adjust Your Sail As You Go!

I am not seaworthy at all and you may not be either.  However, I think we all get that the analogy is saying to be flexible and roll with what life dishes out to you.  Easier said than done – I totally get that!  The reality is that life will happen so we can spend our days complaining about the storms in life or we can be productive, acknowledge that something has to change, and then we get to change the course of our lives if we choose – this would be how we adjust our sail. 

This is one of my absolute favorite quotes:

I love the opportunities this quote implies.  Anne is saying that if you are not happy with the direction you are going in than you can do something to change it.  The change may take a lot of effort; you may need to make some sacrifices; and the change, or changes, may take time.  All those are realities that I believe we can all live with if we want something bad enough. Time will pass either way – we can pass it by complaining and allowing life to toss us around like a ship without a Captain and end up in some undesirable place.  Or, we can pass the time productively; take responsibility for our lives and end up somewhere that we can be happy with.  The good news is that we have a choice!!  Choose wisely sweet friend!

What is one of your favorite quotes that helps you adjust your sail as you go?


Jen @ Growing in Faith said...

It's never too late to make a change, is it? :)

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blestbutstrest said...

It's amazing how many small movements (changes) are what actually changes the course of a ship--if you try too many grand, abrupt movements at once, you're likely to find yourself capsized or dead in the water! What a great analogy!

Ginger Harrington said...

Love this quote too. Why is it we can get stuck thinking, It'll always be this way. Good thoughts today my transitioning friend!!

momsanrn said...

I feel like you are talking to me :)
Thank you