Blog Post # 285 – When Lightning Strikes

Sometimes lightning does strike.

The bad guy wins.

A tragedy unfolds.

Life shifts in a single moment.

What do we do … then?

How do we react … then?

What is our response … then?

Option A would be to dive into a deep despair and worry about all the other horrible things that could happen.

Option B would be to ignore what just happened and try to bury it far away from us to the extent that we can.

The best option, perhaps, would be to acknowledge the event, think about it, reflect on it and try to work through it.

But to not let it control us.

Not define us.

Not own us.

The truth is our reality changes from moment to moment.

Time marches on and all of that.

We have to be ready for anything.

We keep toiling, striving and improving.

Because we never know what is waiting for us around the bend.

A lightning strike is neither inherently nor 100% bad.

We can learn from any situation.

And focused on the things that we ourselves actually have control over.

First and foremost, our response to the bad news.

And then we fight.