It’s been quite a week hasn’t it? For me personally, it’s been an eye-opening and slightly exhausting week. I was away on holiday in Las Vegas. I’ve never been there before and it was a real eye-opener.
If you haven’t been either, then I can only say that everything you’ve read about or heard about is probably true. Vegas is a completely crazy place – anything and everything goes, there is no normal, and I can see how people lose themselves to the city. I had a wonderful time, I didn’t lose too much (I’m not much of a gambler), I made some fantastic new friends and partied harder and longer than I ever have before. I came back completely exhausted, and very grateful for an amazing holiday and a very lovely life to come back to.
Mind you, I chose to come back on the craziest day in politics in five years – Election day. Of course, after I’d voted I was glued to the election coverage for the next twenty-four hours. Given the surprise results overnight and the altered political landscape, the resignation of the three party leaders within an hour of each other wasn’t actually much of a surprise. The winds of change had been pretty blustery on Friday morning.
It got me thinking about change. And how we cope with change. And then I came across this quote, which I love, and which expresses it perfectly…
“The pessimist complains about the wind.
The optimist expects it to change.
The realist adjusts the sail.”
William A Ward
What do you think? Which one are you at the moment? And which would you like to be? if it helps, remember that it only takes a tiny change in attitude to make that happen…