What bugs you? Is it something or someone you can’t change, but wish you could? Yup, the fly in the ointment! It happens to me all the time.
Try Kermit’s approach: just swallow it! It’s merely acceptance–digesting the reality of the situation and getting on with your life.
I needed to remember this lesson recently when my book distributor went out of business. Upon reading the notice, I just wanted to spit out the unpleasant news. It just couldn’t be true!
Then I began to chew on it in an attempt to fix it. Eventually, that effort failed, and I had to just gulp it down, exactly as it is.
Now that I’ve absorbed this truth, I can look at it differently. For example, I realized that the defunct printing company had been charging me a lot! And that led me to finding new and creative ways to distribute my book.
For example, soon you’ll see a special offer of a personalized SIGNED COPY, mailed right to your home. Although people will still be able to find it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, this special deal allows me to connect with you more directly.
So, when life throws you a curve ball–something that really bugs you–just gobble it up and keep moving, knowing that a better way is coming along.
It works for me and for Kermit too! (PS: FROG=Frequently Relying on God)
Gigi Langer has been clean and sober for 33 years, and holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education from Stanford University. She’s a sought-after speaker and retreat leader who has helped thousands improve their lives at work and at home. Read her blog here or order her award-winning book (50 Ways to Worry Less Now) from Barnes and Noble, Amazon (5 stars), and all e-book vendors.