Ever have one of those days? You know, the kind of day that makes you want to break something, throw something, punch something, kick something, or just give up and quit altogether? Ok, maybe it’s been a bad week or a string of them. If you haven’t ever had one of those days, PLEASE get me your formula and there’s no need for you to read on.

For the rest of us, let’s talk about it. When you get struck by Murphy’s law, life can get a bit challenging. For those of you not familiar with the adage, Murphy’s law states that anything that can go wrong, will. Some people can make Murphy seem like an optimist because they focus on the negative! By the way, try to stay away from these people. Just saying. Let’s take on Murphy and see how we can best hit him with a knock-out punch!

First of all, do any of you like campfires? I love camping and I think the evening campfire is always a favorite. Watching the flames, listening to the crackles, and smelling the wood burn stimulates all of the senses. Add the company of family, friends, and your favorite libations and you’ve got a postage stamp! Ahhhh…I need to get out there again!

When I start a campfire, I’ve got no problem getting things going with some newspaper, lighter fluid, and a lighter stick. But, if you were in the wilderness trying to build a fire you’ve got a completely different challenge on your hands. If you could imagine taking a small number of dry leaves and grass and then using flint to spark and start a flame, it’s a different situation, isn’t it? On top of that, if you don’t get the fire started, your very survival could be a challenge.

Such is LIFE. Sometimes you’re sitting next to a bonfire living it up without a care in the world. Love and cherish those times, but don’t forget to pack some flint! There are times when your flame will die down and times when you’re struggling to start the fire. During those times, you may be hearing a lot of noise from those who don’t think you’ll make it through. People telling you to “throw in the towel” and just give up. But you are prepared. You’re prepared because you have a positive outlook; you expect the best but prepare for the worst. You’ve packed your flint and know what to do when the chips are down.

Focus on that positive voice like the small tinder you’re trying to spark into a fire. Amplify it, focus on it, let it go from a whisper to the sound of a train going by on the tracks. Because when it’s all said and done, that fire you started with a spark compared to the one you started with lighter fluid can end up being the same size and intensity! Nurture and strengthen that positive voice and grow it into your fire! You can and you will!

Have you got all of your plans and goals in place or are you still working on them? Let’s jump on a call and see if we’d be a fit to work together to build your fire!