Life moves fast, and when it does, you react and often feel things are out of your control. The key to life is to take control, and it’s not as hard as you think.
Like any sport, when the ball is thrown to you, it is now yours. You can choose what direction to throw it, you can choose to run with it, you can choose to just hold it, etc. The key is to pause and take a moment to decide your next move.
The ball metaphor, is the same as with anything that happens in life. Something happens in your direction, be it a comment someone makes or an action, and now the ball is yours. How will you respond with it?
Just like passing a ball, you can choose what words to use to direct the situation. Will you use humor, sarcasm, defensiveness, etc? The same applies to an action that happens to you; you then have to choose your response.
The key is to slow down the situation by holding the ball for a moment. Take a breath and know that you are in control. And what you choose to do with the ball, will direct everything that comes next. Wow, that’s power! And it’s all yours…