Thoughts for the Day

Someone told me once, “You only ever have two options when you find yourself in a situation you don’t like: change the situation, or change how you feel about it. Complaining doesn’t help either.”

Imagine you’re stranded in the middle of a lake. Certainly there’s a chance a boat will come by, but sitting there and hoping won’t make that happen. Wishing you had a raft isn’t going to make one appear. And certainly complaining isn’t going to make a bit of difference. So what do you do? You probably won’t be able to change how you feel–it sucks. Your only option left is to change the situation.

Accept the position you’re in, and start swimming.

Author: Matthew

U.S. Marine Corps officer living in North Carolina. The views expressed here are my own, and are in no way intended to represent the United States Marine Corps, Department of Defense or any of its components.

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