There are times in everyone’s life when things don’t go as smoothly as we would like. Yet, how many times do we get caught up in an obstacle and look at it as a hardship or burden. Why is it so difficult to look at an obstacle as adventure and just have fun with it instead of fretting, worrying and trying to change it?
Tim works as a construction superintendent for general contractors. His specialty is building apartment complexes. With this line of work it means that the project doesn’t come to him, he goes to the project. Some project last almost a year, but for most of his projects he is only there a few months, and in some cases, just weeks. At one point, over a seven year period we moved 26 times. That includes packing, loading furniture and boxes into a U-Haul, driving to the new location, unloading and unpacking. After so many moves I can say that I am a master packer and Tim is a master loader.
A lot of people would see this as a nightmare way of life, (I know because they have told me so many times). For us we have loved it. We have lived in Arkansas, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana and Texas. Every time Tim would get a new project we both would get so excited because we knew that it was going to be a new adventure.
Each time not only would Tim’s project be different, but the town and everything around us would be different. We were able to experience new climates, new cultures, not to mention new stores and new restaurants. We learned that every place has its own unique personality and getting to know it all was so much fun.
What in your life do you do that you see as an obstacle? How can you change the way you look at it so that you can turn it into an adventure? Use this affirmation to help you turn around your thinking.