1-2-3 Day Tight Compartments

Happy day!  My mom always says that to me, and that’s how she has forever signed her correspondence to me.  Thank you my angel for instilling that positivity in my heart and mind.  Traveling to see beautiful mom now as she is having very challenging health issues; yes I am nervous however I have faith that all will work out. 

KEEP GOING

More nostalgia, on the subject of things working out, much of it has to do with perservance and following a mental and physical routine in a day tight compartment.  Indeed, when my husband and I got married, during the first year, we would share with each other quotes, readings our big dreams and goals, and then we discussed how we would reach them.  Brian had come across a quote that he repeated to me regularly, and it came from one of Dale Carnegie’s principles for overcoming worry, which is to live in “day-tight compartments.” This term was first coined by Sir William Osler when he encountered this life-changing quote from Thomas Carlisle, “It is not our goal to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what clearly lies at hand.”

TODAY- I’M LIVING IN THIS COMPARTMENTMENT

I’m finding relief in Carlisle’s words, and further more he is right!!!!

WE MUST LET GO AND TRAIN OUR BRAINS TO FOCUS ON THE TASKS AT HAND- IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.  

This may mean putting out one fire at a time and resetting to extinguish another one.  By living in “day-tight compartments” we can hone all of our energy, motivation and skills into promptly accomplishing tasks while utilizing our abilities optimally. 

Dale Carnegie recommends the following in times of stress, anxiety or fear:

Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen?”

Prepare to accept the worst.

Try to improve on the worst.

Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

Mark Twain, that brilliant wordsmith, wrote, “Worry is like a rocking chair, you go back and forth, but get nowhere.” 

REPLACE WORRY ACTION

There is always a way out, and I realize that while we are plowing through the situation the result remains a mystery, but the key is to seek and implement the best possible solutions and hope for the very best outcome.  I think I’ll do that- YOU?

Xo

Carpe Kefi!

Kiki is a master interviewer with 25 years broadcasting on Kansas City and Chicago radio. She was a prevalent force at WMAQ & WBBM radio where she was the first female airborne news/traffic reporter in the "Windy City". Kiki’s voiceover work has garnered her Omni awards for Evian water and Coca-Cola commercials. These days Kiki enjoys energizing audiences on stage during motivational speaking engagements, and through writing. Her highly regarded “Kefi-That Life Force” column, was published previously in The Greek Star. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book. [ View all posts ]