December 20, 2013

Avoiding the distractions in adversity and conflict

Passing Storm - 100PedalsStruggling to focus a little today. I have some adversity that is attempting to distract. I am not sharing this information to sound alarms or signal anything to really concern yourself with, but I am sharing this news as a reminder to each of us the power that adversity has on interrupting our focus.

As I suffer from my stress related ADD, I am reminding myself (and you) that even when it is hard to focus, maintaining your efforts and energies in the directions defined as necessary and productive is the most important task at hand.

Losing momentum, giving up on hard earned progress, or simply being distracted and unproductive in the face of adversity is absolutely the most counter productive response to conflict.

I am committed today to manage what I can control, honor the commitments I have made to myself and others, and will stay in the moment of the task at hand not the threats around me. Like all storms, this one will pass, and I must press on so that I will find myself in a better and different place tomorrow than stuck in the place I am today.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.