Though retails stores will have you believe it started on labor day -- let's use Halloween as the official start for the purpose of this blog.
For many, the upcoming season is a time of joy.
But, for others the Holidays are full of stress, remorse, and sadness.
I would like all of us to remember the title of today's blog...but especially anyone feeling down this Holiday Season.
E - Represents EVENT
R - Represents RESPONSE
O - Represents OUTCOME
If we keep this in our thoughts daily - we could change our lives.
By changing our lives one day at a time, we would change so much more -- for the better.
EVENT + RESPONSE = OUTCOME
If you can't control the event, at very least you do control your response.
Either way -- you are in charge.
Despite how out-of-control things may appear.
Regardless of how helpless you may feel.
And though your sadness may seem insurmountable.
YOU CONTROL THE OUTCOME OF YOUR SITUATION BY HOW YOU RESPOND TO IT.
For better or worse.
I can not take credit for the formula E + R = O
I learned it in The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
Try using the formula, even in seemingly insignificant situations and you will notice how well it works.
We really do control our lives by our very perception of daily occurrences.