I was in a rut recently , in urgent need of help, had exhausted all quick fix options so decided to go through my phonebook.
There are those contacts that are just for ‘Hi ‘ and ‘bye’ not really situation fixers ……so pass.
There are those who are never in a position to help but always seek your help whenever they need it again …pass.
Those that ‘have it all figured out’ but cannot act on seconds notice, always doing well but always ‘not currently available’ … mmm pass.
Then there is that one you can call and sure as the sky is blue will drop everything and find solutions with you, but contacting them doesn’t come easy. The sort of people you reach out to when it’s def con 5 or something…..so do you reach them when all you need is a nudge and not moving planets?
After going through my contact list twice and realizing no one will solve my emergency for me but me, I remembered it was once said , ‘Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part’ , but can we really anticipate all posible outcomes?
Only you can save you. The occasional help is well needed but in the end what needs to be done should and will be done and no one else will do it for you but you. It may sound too black and white….well maybe it is.
Don’t wait on someone else to fix your leaking roof or hide your nude. Do what you can and live to fight another day. My situation may have kicked me in the gut but it did not pin me down. Seek to find answers and with each small win take time to pat yourself on the shoulder.
No one will understand the struggle more clearly or appreciate the little triumphs more than you.
We all face challenges on a daily basis focus on dealing with yours everyone else has theirs …..
Ps. Keep your circle small. Rather one reliable source than a hundred on lookers. It’s better to smile alone than among fraudsters posing as friends.