Race cars take pit stops, tennis players sit down and rehydrate every two games and students get summers off from school. Everyone gets a break from the action of life/work and is able to step away from what they’re involved in – even if it’s for minutes – to reassess and re-evaluate how they’re doing.

Feeling down happens to the best of us. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally and even spiritually.

But, if we can use these times to reflect, re-imagine, renew and maybe even re-invent the way we’re approaching our next endeavor by considering a piece of information we didn’t have before, that might make all the difference.

Sometimes in our ‘down time’ we can get some really good thinking done. If we’re willing to look ahead instead of feeling sorry for ourselves.