108. Be Flexible

Some things sound better in our head than it does in real life. Trust me, I've been there. As a matter of fact I'm dealing with that at this very moment. I've touched down in Austin, Texas, home of my alma mater. Originally, I had planned to attend a session at SXSW (South by Southwest) based off the book Hustle. Welp, that didn't go as planned. I completely thought the session was today, March 11, but it was actually March 10th AT 11. Talk about complete and utter fail. 

But, all is not lost. I am learning to make the most out of every situation. I'm learning how to adapt to change when things don't go as planned. So far I've hit up Kerbey Lane for a bomb French Toast Platter and have added some merchandise to my paraphernalia collection. 

Although it's a rainy day in Austin, Texas, all the film badges are sold out, and I won't be able to see Todrick Hall or Octavia Spencer, I'm still going to make the most of it. I'm going to eat good food, connect with cool people, walk around on 6th street, and find random local events to attend. 

With that being said, allow me to say a few things about being flexible and adapting to change. As cliché as it may sound, the only constant that we can count on (besides God) is change. If change sours your mood, make you feel like you have no control over your life, or cause you to not fully enjoy the present moment, I would advise training your mind to accepting change. 

Change is hard. It's uncomfortable. It's disruptive. But change brings growth. It ushers in new opportunities. Change brings new experiences, new contacts, new skill-sets. Yes, it may bother us at times. Yes, it may make us emotional or down. But, when we realize that change is inevitable and that it's the foundation to the building blocks of human improvement, we find ways to be flexible. 

Instead of worry about who we didn't connect with, we focus on strengthening the relationships we have. Instead of being upset about the downsizing at our jobs, we explore the passions on the inside of us and create our own opportunities. Instead of spiraling into the abyss of mental destruction after a life-changing diagnosis, we learn how to take better care of ourselves and help others in our struggle. 

Whatever the cause, in our journey of life change will shakeup our world, but that's okay. What kind of boring life would we have without it? Just be mindful of how you speak to yourself during a growth period is taking place. Remain positive and work on being flexible. When you can adapt to change you'll realize that it's more of a friend than enemy. 

Now that that's out of the way, it's time for me to go have some fun.


 A rainy day in Austin, TX

A rainy day in Austin, TX