SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT
This statement is the story of
every successful life. Everyone who achieves their dreams
becomes an expert at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
This essential skill insures you get the best out of life, no
matter what happens. Itís impossible to always get exactly what
you want. Nevertheless, you can always take a bad situation and
make it into something better.
I learned this lesson when I
had a fracture of my left femur, and the fracture was slow to
heal. The fracture required a metal plate, pin, and five screws
to keep it stable. Unfortunately, the non-healing fracture
interrupted my sailing voyage around the world. I had already
sailed from the east coast of the United States through the
Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean to arrive in New
Zealand. Now the slowly healing fractures prevented me from
continuing the trip.
Although, this was not a
disaster of monumental proportions affecting people around the
world, it was a personal disaster that affected my world. You
canít safely sail thousands of miles offshore when you have a
broken leg. Sailing with an unhealed fracture is poor judgment
and an unnecessary risk that could potentially put other people
in danger. I needed an alternate plan to take the bad thing
that happened and turn it into something better.
I contacted the hospital in
Saudi Arabia where I previously worked and asked if they could
use my services for the next eight months while my fractures
were healing. They were happy for me to return to work, and I
was happy to take a bad situation and make it into something
Although I would have preferred
to sail to Australia, that was neither prudent nor possible.
Eight months working in Arabia accomplished the healing of the
femoral fracture and replenished my cruising funds as well.
When I returned to New Zealand eight months later, my body was
ready for action and my cruising funds were in excellent shape.
Snatching victory from the jaws
of defeat wasnít the only option. I could have remained on my
sailboat through the New Zealand winter while my fractures
healed. I would have been cold and uncomfortable, and I would
have depleted my cruising funds as well. It was a bad option
that needed to be made into something better; going to Arabia
was definitely something better.
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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