Almost a year ago to date my life was changed when I had a partial hysterectomy.
I had lived for over 15 years with severe Endometrosis, painful ovarian cysts, and so much more.
Since having had the surgery it's been amazing! I have had no issues until last night when I ended up in the Emergency Room due to severe pain from a ruptured cyst.
I had a feeling I would be there for a while so I loaded my iPad with magazines and brought along the current book I'm reading.
Once I got into my room, I settled in and patiently waited for the doctor.
Instead of reading and enjoying my magazines I couldn't help but hearing the ER doc complain about how many patients he'd seen, how many he was going to see, and how long he was going to be there.
The more he complained, the madder he got, and he even dropped a few “F-Bombs”.
Once he calmed down enough to come and find out what was wrong with me, he showed up, snatched the curtain back and sternly said, “What are you here for?”
After I paused for a minute I patiently explained to him why I was there. I could have easily given him the same attitude he gave me, and don't think it didn't cross my mind.
Would that have helped the situation?
No, it probably would have made the situation worse, and most importantly worse for everyone else. So I kept my calm.
I later overheard him telling someone over the phone, the ER was booked, and he was the ONLY doc there until 3am.
“What are you complaining about,” I thought.
I get it, you're tired, you're working hard, you have ALL of these people to care for and yes it can be stressful, but to complain and react so rudely is totally unnecessary.
We've all been where he's at and it's no fun, that's why it's so important to keep your mindset in the right place.
The time he took to complain could have been spent delegating tasks to help things run more efficiently.
This would have taken the pressure off of him.
Use what you have and make it work, don't complain about what's not there.
Your mindset when you approach any situation will determine the outcome of a lot of things.
I see this all the time when it comes to cutting hair. Stylists will complain and have that “Woe Is Me” attitude instead of taking the bull by the horns and breaking through that negative mindset.
I've been there and I know what it's like and that's EXACTLY why I created Cutting Mastery.
No more excuses, no more feeling sorry for yourself in your current situation, and no more complaining.
Nobody ever becomes highly successful in life and has joy with a bad attitude.
Our thoughts are the only thing we can control in life, never give anyone the power to take you out of your zone.