All rise up!
I find when the chips fall down, it’s only time to choose another path…this new path is NOT a detour, but another pathway to get to the objective of your efforts — your goal(s).
I heard a former President say, “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country!” I adopted the essence of this edict and applied it to all of my doings and ongoings, as I have an auto-switch that always points my finger at me first for blame:
…alone sits the blame-thrower in an asbestos shack saying, “it’s not my fault, it’s an earthquake!”
Why throw the blame instead of taking ownership for the outcome(s) of the reverberation of my actions? I choose to own it and push me to do my part to make it better, thus if you didn’t hear me, I have to look beyond the blame game of pointing at your ears and refine my speech.