As I was watching one of my favorite shows, Shark Tank, this past Friday, Daymond John made a statement that made me think.
He said something along the lines of “Life is 20% what happens to us, and 80% what we do about it”.
This past week, I had a routine doctor appointment scheduled. I’m in the room chatting with doc, and I say “Hey, while I’m thinking about it, let me ask you about symptoms x, y, and z that I’m having”.
So, he says he’ll take a look.
Now, how awesome is it when the doc is “taking a look” and you here him say “oh, not good, not good”.
Just what we all want to hear, right?
Yeah. Um, no.
Long boring story short, it ends up I’m having surgery this Friday. Not a little surgery, a pretty big one. I’m ok, it’s nothing life threatening, I didn’t get a diagnosis for a chronic or fatal illness.
Needless to say, the news is still shocking, surprising, unexpected, and inconvenient.
While I’m sure being waiting on and pampered during my
vacation recovery will be nice for a while, I don’t have time to be down and out for too long. I don’t want to be.
I have life to live, kids to play with, a house to clean, painting to be done, and so on.
But, I’m going to roll with the punches (no pun intended). I’m going to take my 80% and do what I’ve gotta do with a positive attitude. Maybe it won’t be so bad after all…