When things are not going according to plan, how do you feel? Do you get frustrated, resistant, angry, sad, or are you accepting, going with the flow, accommodating, and adjusting?
I found that many times it depends on our level of expectations. If we were attached to the results, we may get really disappointed and if we were not attached, it’s easy to move on and forget about it.
Attachment To Results Can Play A Big Role In How We React When Things Are Not Going “According To The Plan.”
Let’s face it. When stuff happens we have an emotional reaction to it, all the time!! For examples, when a family member says something they shouldn’t or when a client is not showing up to a scheduled meeting and doesn’t communicate it with you.
When you are consumed with worry and you are not sure where the money for next month’s rent is coming from. When you feel like you are getting older and your body changes with pain here and stiffness there…
When someone you consider to be your friend never calls or initiates getting together. And there are so many other things that can happen to us.
We get hurt, offended, or disappointed. We feel disrespected, ignored, and unappreciated. We feel helpless, hopeless, and discouraged. We feel, feel, and feel some more, all day long.