How do you react when things don't go the way you had planned? Do you freak out, lash out and get upset or do you take it as a hint from the Universe that it had something better, different in store?
On my way back from Europe, I was so pleased to have finally gotten on a plane direct to Halifax instead of always having to fly to Toronto first and then backtrack to Halifax. It looked like everything was going to be just fine, even though I had heard that the weather in Halifax wasn't too good. The plane took off on time and I followed its progress on the TV display above the empty seat next to me. Over Stephenville, Newfoundland the map displayed 1:07 hours to Halifax. Then to my surprise the Halifax destination disappeared from the display and instead it said 2:27 hours to Toronto. I starred at the screen for a few minutes wondering if I was on the wrong plane, when the captain announced that due to icy runways in Halifax our flight had been diverted to Toronto. Shucks, I wanted to go home.
How do you handle change of plans? Do you view change as a disaster or an opportunity? I would love to read your comments.