So, as I said on Tuesday, My Grand Savings Plan has received a setback, when I accidentally contributed to my RRSP instead of my TFSA.
So, this got me thinking as to how to handle such situation?
For me, it is now automatic, but for some it may be less so. So here is what I do when hit with adversity.
1) Vent Frustration
The first thing I do is to let myself get mad and vent my anger and frustration for no more than two minutes. After that, it is time to deal with whatever has happened.
2) Deal With The Immediate
The next thing is to deal with the aftermath of whatever calamity has happened. Take care of whatever has to be taken care of right now. (This can be done in conjunction with step #1.)
3) Figure Out Why It Happened
The next step is to figure out what happened and more importantly, why it happened. As in why did the furnace stop working in the middle of the night? (Hint: you drained your batteries and probably emptied your propane tank.)
4) Change Your Ways
The thing to do after learning what went wrong and why, is to devise and implement a change in what you are doing so as to prevent whatever happened from happening again.
5) Let Go of The: Shame, Blame, and Anger
Things happen. Things go wrong. The things we think will happen, don’t always happen. Life is a constant state of dealing with the mistakes and misconceptions you made earlier.
So you have to: Accept, Adjust, and Carry On.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!