Control the Chaos: You Have Three Choices

“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Theodor Seuss Geisel

In times of uncertainty, it’s so apropos to consider how vulnerable we are to chaos. Lives forever changed by a singular decision or continuous indecision, because consequences — good or bad — always lead back to when someone chooses to move forward or stand still.

When it comes to taming the chaos, we each have an opportunity to approach each challenge in three ways:

  1. Resist it
  2. Accept it
  3. Change it

Every challenge we encounter contains the same three choices, and in many ways, our decisions shape our personalities, our beliefs, and our personal goals.

So many of us today have put our life on pause, because all of a sudden, in uncertain times, we feel vulnerable, racing around for answers, with our hearts beating to the tune of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee”.

And yet, as pieces begin to jigsaw together — as we resist the feeling of someone dropping a match into our paper whirlwinds — we begin to find reassurance in the opportunity to reassess who and what are most important.

Resist it, accept it, or change it. For every choice will define, will destroy, or will strengthen everything that makes you unique.

An easily amused writer. Fond of notebooks. Loves a good cup of tea. Musing about life, lessons, poetry, culture and leadership.

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