Were you travelling over the Christmas holidays? Did you get where you were going? Were you on time?
It was certainly the season of travel delays, with planes, trains and automobiles all delayed because of major storms across North America.
I was reading one article that was specifically speaking about air travel.
One traveller who was stuck in Toronto on his way home to Italy said, “I’m so angry!”
And I would understand if he said he was so frustrated or disappointed, but so angry?
I wonder who he was angry with? The airports for closing their runways because of dangerous conditions? The airlines for not flying in dangerous conditions? Or maybe himself, for waiting until the last minute to travel.?
There are all kinds of things we can and should be angry over, but somehow it seems to be a waste of emotional energy to be angry over things we have no control over.
As we move into the New Year, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate where we will spend our emotional energy.
It’s not that we shouldn’t get angry. The secret is making sure that when we get angry, it’s for the right reasons and results in the right response.
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.