“We Learn As We Go and Take One Step at a Time”…

I like hiking in the mountains with friends. There are times we don’t know what it is going to look like around the next bend in the trail, or how much farther before we get to where we want to go.

Life is like that too. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we were not adequately prepared for in advance. There is no foolproof way to always know exactly every detail ahead of time. Life is a journey, sometimes with a lot of twists and turns. It is often not a straight line from point A to point B .Even though we are not in complete control of everything in our world, there are some things we can control. One of those, is how we respond and react to situations we encounter in life and trying figuring out what to do next.

One of the great life principles I have discovered through the years is what I like to call the “ Learn as we go and take one step at a time” approach. After dealing the initial shock of encountering an unexpected crisis situation ,take some time to get the proper information and and break it down into taking it one step at a time. Someone shared a great idea at a meeting I attended years ago and It has helped me make good decisions in difficult circumstances. This process is described with these letters “ S. T. E. P.”

S. Stop.

T. Take Time to really Think about the situation.

E. Evaluate your options.

P. Proceed with the best option.

This has been very helpful for me and I hope it be of some benefit to you today. Keep on keeping on. Don’t give up, as “we learn as we go and take one step at a time”…round the next turn.

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