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Sunday, January 6, 2013

AYD - Jan 7, 2013 - Opportunity Monday Strikes Again

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. "
- Benjamin Franklin

Here it is straight to the point.  We speculate.  We anticipate bad words, or moments and then we waste valuable living time, valuable action time... worrying about something, and imagining how we will respond should it happen...when it happens... "Oh, it's probably going to be like this... !"

The word "Probably" is an enemy.  Chant that three times and see how you annoy yourself.  Put music to it and you win if you annoy two other people.  With any luck, it will annoy you so that you are very aware the next time you say, "He is probably going to say..."

It might be a meeting, or a phone call, or someone you don't wish to face - but instead of spending your time anticipating the worst or even just a negative encounter - use what you know for the benefit of designing the feared moment.  If you know someone is going to be difficult, you have the power to change the future.  Use what you know and diffuse.  There is power in lessons learned.

It is Opportunity Monday.  I challenge you to identify a moment and catch yourself pretending you are a psychic and can predict the negative future.  I challenge you to banish "Probably" from your vocabulary.  I challenge you to change the outcome of one moment you Think is about to be uncomfortable. 

You know what you Don't want to happen... so use it to shape what would make the moment a better one.

I challenge you to get value... from Opportunity Monday.

Good morning.
Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy anticipating trouble at mealtimes, Author, and now Suntanner.

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