Tiger Woods has said that his recovery shot is probably the most important shot in his game. Meaning that not all of his shots go exactly where he wants them to and his next shot (the recovery shot) is critical to getting him back on track and moving forward.
Today was one of those days for me. We leave for a family vacation tomorrow. So of course today is meant to be that intensely focused day where I get everything done and then some. All of my normal business activities, tying up any loose ends that might need attention while I am gone, errands to prepare for the trip and of course all of those things that I have been procrastinating on that I have decided MUST get done before leaving in the morning. (The fact that they have been sitting in my in box for 6 months is irrelevant!) So needless to say, I had a full day planned for today and then … the boys get sent home with pink eye! URGH!?!?@!?!?! Nothing major, easily treatable, but it means they could not go to school today.
Enter, the recovery shot. I got up at 5 am this morning and started working. It is amazing how much I can get done between 5 am and 8 am in a totally quiet house!!! Virtually all of my client contact was done by then, except for a few follow up bits during the day and then the boys and I made a game out of the other things that we needed to do today in order to get ready for our trip. Needless to say, the things that have been waiting 6 months to get done may have to wait just a few days longer, but such is life.
It’s not perfect, and it’s not always pretty, but it’s all good. So the next time something throws you for a loop, take a few minutes to breathe and contemplate your recovery shot. Chances are it will work out just fine.