Picture it. You’ve been prepping for a third interview for quite sometime, and you are really excited to shed your knowledge and discuss future possibilities with an exciting company that really interests you.
In fact, the rest of your week revolves around the outcome of this meeting – you’ve placed a myriad of tasks on-hold, and you’ve even waited to schedule some personal appointments before gaining a better understanding for what’s next with this potential employer. Then, last minute, your interview is unexpectedly canceled. There you are left with a new void on your calendar and a preoccupied mind that was planning on a much different outcome for the day.
So, now what? It makes perfect sense that many of us might feel a little disappointed and even impatient with this type of situation. This could cause things to go one of two ways: either the rest of the day will unravel from a state of powerlessness, or we will empower ourselves to seize the day, no matter what.
Either way, here’s a simple fact that we often ignore during moments like these when the unexpected happens. It happens at work, in our relationships, and even while driving in traffic. While most of us would prefer to feel perfectly in-control of ourselves and our lives, at all times, there are enough moments in our lives that are simply going to derail our expectations.
So what do we do when our plans are derailed? Do we curse the unexpected and allow it to ruin our day? Do we blame others for making us feel out of control? Or, do we allow ourselves to accept and readjust quickly, so that we can continue on purposely? Now, wouldn’t it be nice if that was as easy as it sounds?
If you sometimes feel put upon by the unexpected, here are three tips to stay at cause with your mood and reclaim your day...
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