Expecting the Unexpected

“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” Julius Caesar

It is April 9th in the Chicago area and it is snowing…somewhat unexpected…especially for this Florida gal. It was August 10th when my presumably healthy husband of 10 months, age 53, dropped dead of a heart attack. Extremely unexpected! However, after losing a mother at age 8, I think I grew up “expecting the unexpected”…at least more so than the average person.

Jamais Cascio, author and futurist, says, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Perhaps this  resilience is one positive outcome for those of us who have experienced early loss.

Affirmation: I can handle the unexpected.

Coaching questions: How do you handle the unexpected? What will help you develop greater resilience for the surprises life brings?

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