What’s the alternative? Often times I ask myself this question when I’m faced with a decision of importance. For example, if I have misplaced an important document which must be found in order to move forward, I remain steadfast in the mindset that it will be found. What’s the alternative? Stress about it. Worry. Get worked up because it could be lost forever. And to what end? It doesn’t help. It only brings you to a place you don’t want to be.

Or if there is a problem at work that needs to be resolved, as the client isn’t happy. I have to face it, engage and know the best solution will present itself. Not by magic, or wishing and hoping. But, by rising above the problem to find solution.

This can be quite difficult for me as that is the more challenging path, but I have found that facing the problem head on with full commitment is the best way to approach it. Otherwise, what’s the alternative? I don’t even want to go there.