Life of Me VI

by - November 05, 2010

It doesn't matter who you are. There will come a time when every single one of us will find ourselves in a situation we don't want to be in.

Sometimes the situation is of our own making. Other times it isn't. But more often than not we're going to complain about it.

It isn't fair. I hate this. This shouldn't have happened to me.

But it did. And the easiest and best way of dealing with it is to get over it. Accepting the reality of the situation doesn't mean you have to like it.

In other words, throw your human nature out the window. 'Cause there's probably not a whole lot you can do about it.

Take my work, for instance. Right now we're operating two producers short and it's thrown a monkey wrench into many of our schedules. My schedule was changed back to working overnight, and do you think I was happy to hear that? Definitely not, but after throwing myself a day-long pity party I accepted the reality of our short-staffedness and determined to make the most of it.

The truth of the matter is, whether you cause the situation or someone else causes it, moping around and complaining about it only makes it worse. I may not be thrilled to be working the vampire shift again, but at least I'm not making myself miserable over it.

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  1. What a good attitude to have, totally agree that people dwell on stuff to often when it's not going to change anything.

  2. Curve balls and setbacks are part of life. As NLP guru Tony Robbins reminds us "it's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that counts." You are handling this situation nicely, Ashton. You set a reasonable time limit to get over the complaining phase and now you are adjusting to the new normal, assuming the responsibilities of producing the morning shows. This is a learning experience, an opportunity for growth. You are learning how to make lemonade. Get creative. Use this time to learn new things and refine your techniques. A break from the evening shows might give you a fresh perspective and new ideas. When you are forced to do something that isn't fun you have two choices. You can spend your time and energy feeling sorry for yourself or you can find a way to make it fun. Your stint on the graveyard shift won't last forever. This too shall pass. In the meantime you can actually find ways to benefit from it if you keep an open mind and a positive attitude.

  3. SSDD, Ashy Poo. Cest la vie. Everything will be cool and I'm glad you've embraced that positive attitude! :)

  4. Thanks you guys :)

    I talked to my news director today. They're interviewing two promising people this week, so hopefully there will be something in the works by the end of the week.

    Keep your fingers crossed!