Sometimes we get surprised in life.
Now of course, the surprise can be good or not so good.
One person told me this funny story about how they were in the bathroom and they reached for the toothpaste.
They put it on their toothbrush and proceeded to brush their teeth.
All of a sudden though, they realized that something didn’t taste quite right.
Lo and behold, they see that they had accidentally put Desitin (diaper rash ointment) on their toothbrush.
Yikes, that was nasty indeed (at least no mouth sores after that)!
But surprises, even when not so good, can be a wake up call.
In this case, you better be more careful what the heck in put in your mouth.
And more generally-speaking, we need to pay attention to what we’re doing–be deliberate, plan, and adjust accordingly.
I remember early in my career, one supervisor telling me, “I don’t like surprises!”
Yeah, unless it’s winning the Powerball lottery jackpot or something like that, what surprises are usually all that great anyway?
Sure, I like a my share of adventure, novelty, fun, and challenge in life, but also I’ll take a mouthful of tranquility mixed with some incremental progressive learning and growth over Desitin on my toothbrush any day of the week. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)