The 1st thing I did when the cab dropped me off at my destination in
Maryland: figure out HOW I was getting back to the airport the next day!
I wanted to keep my stress levels low!
The conference staff got me scheduled for a shuttle pick-up at 4:55 pm for
my flight at 7:30 pm.
The next day, 4:55 came and went!
I went inside at 5:00 to check. The staff told me this shuttle was very punctual.
So the desk person called…He was a 1/2 mile away.
I felt relief thinking – ‘Okay, they’re on their way.’
As the time headed towards 5:30, I decided I’d give them another 5 minute’s
and then if not there, I’d call a cab.
Just then the shuttle pulled in the drive!
I let the supervisor know and thanked him for his help.
Whew! It was nice to be heading towards the airport – finally!
As we pulled out, my excitement quickly damped…There was A LOT of
traffic & we were barely moving.
I caught myself starting to think: ‘At this speed, I will miss my flight.’ The
LifeTOOL I used in the moment was tell myself: ‘I have ALL the time I need!’
Finally, we were on the highway and moving.
Then I had an unexpected surprise!
We were headed to the airport, however, we were PICKING UP more people
at the Holiday Inn…Ughh.
As I sat there and the other people got on the shuttle, I thought about
asking the driver if he had more people to pick up.
Then I had this conversation in my head:
‘So, you ask him. What if he tells you he does – then what?’
‘You CAN’T do anything about it!’
‘Well, yes you can – you can start thinking you’re going to be late & PANIC.’
With that, I decided it was something I didn’t need to know & DID NOT ask!
The LifeTOOL to take away is to ask yourself this question:
“How will knowing the answer IMPACT me?”
If it will HELP, then go ahead & ask!
If it will HURT – DON’T ASK! You’re better off not knowing…
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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