Wake up & think positive
Do you know why some tree breaks but the willow remains after the storm? The answer lies with the flexibility of the willow. Some trees have such a great foundation and are so strong that no storm can bring them down, unless struck by lightning. The willow by virtue of its flexibility may be able to dance around the lightening but not the tree.
When the thought of flexibility came to mind it was not about the flexibility of the body and it was not about yoga or flexing your muscles, although that is always a good way to start the day. I was thinking more about the flexibility of the mind and flexibility of being.
The reason that some things do not work so well in society and in our lives, is a rigid approach to life. The reason for a lot of frustration to our lives are rules, regulations, policies and practices that are that are rigidly applied or applied without any flexibility.
Let us use customer service as an example. There used to be a time when there were no automated services. You could speak to a person rather than a machine, and find some flexibility. The machines are automated and there is no flexibility but for the prompts. You have to prompt yourself to be flexible to these changes and learn not to be frustrated.
Almost all the banks offer a one-time courtesy refund for overdraft fees but it is also automated and there is no flexibility for any circumstances but bank error. I love that phrase ` bank error' but the error is the lack of flexibility. You have to learn to be flexible yourself and rob one of your bank accounts to pay another, if you want to avoid those fees.
Even receiving your own money can be frustrating, if you encounter a Walmart employee who tells you that you cannot receive money sent to you because according to policy, the names on your driver's license do not match the name on money transfer because there is an extra name on your driver's license. In this particular instance add common sense to being flexible.
Flexibility is a wonderful thing. There are rules, regulations and policies for a reason and their purpose is to create order, not disorder or complications. By being rigid in the application of rules, regulations, policies and the application of our own lives, we make our own lives and or the lives of others more complicated than necessary.
It is about flexibility of being and flexibility of application. If you provide a service to or for others, wake up and be flexible. Give someone a break, without necessarily breaking the rules. Wake up and give yourself a break. If you have some issues that have been troubling you, apply some flexibility to the issues and to your life to try and get different results.
Wake up, flex your body, flex your muscles and your mind. Wake up to flexibility of being and application and make some positive difference.