You’re running late to work. Nothing seems to be going right today. You realized that your work clothes are still in the laundry. You decide on a last minute outfit and rush out the door.
As you get into the car you realize that there is a button missing on your shirt. You don’t have time to change, so you drive away. Within minutes, you realize that your gas gauge is low and you’re not even sure if you’ll have enough gas to get to work.
As you pull into the parking lot on fumes, it suddenly dawns on you that you forgot your lunch. “This is going to be a very long day” you think to yourself.
The time clock shows you are seven minutes late to work as you clock in. You know the policy states that anything over five minutes requires a write-up, so you walk to your work station with a high anxiety level because you anticipate that your boss will be coming to see you very soon. “What else could possibly go wrong today?” you grumble to yourself.
It feels like eternity, but eventually the boss makes his way over to your work station. He reminds you that you’ve been five minutes late or more, and called in sick, on four separate occasions during the past six months. The boss informs you that this will be the last write-up on you.
“The next time you’re late, you will be terminated” he stated.
Now you’re upset. The day seems to drag on slowly. You can’t concentrate on your work. When lunchtime arrives, you don’t have anything to eat.
After lunch, you go back to your work station hungry and distracted. You end up making mistakes before the work day is over because you were too hungry and too tired to be detail oriented.
After work, you climb into your car and head home. Within a few miles, the car sputters and stalls. You forgot about the gas gauge. You think “Why does everything seem to always happen to me?”
A lot of people want to complain and claim they are a victim of circumstances, but the harsh reality is that many times they created those circumstances.
If the story above described you, don’t seek sympathy from co-workers, friends or family members. You need to grow up and take responsibility for your own poor decisions. You are the one who created the circumstances that are jeopardizing your job.
You have a bad habit of not filling your car’s gas tank before it gets too low. You’re usually late because you don’t leave home on time. You were hungry because you didn’t pack your lunch. You made careless mistakes because your brain was more interested in food than on the details of your job.
If this article strikes a chord in your life, it’s time you learn to stop acting like a victim. Plan ahead, prioritize tasks and accept responsibility. If you change your mindset and habits, you’ll change your future.
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It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
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