Life is all about how you handle Plan B, by Dr. Ogi Ressel
November 26 2010, 12:00 am
Warm hellos to everyone!
Leslee and I were driving back from our
vacation in SC last weekend and we
happened to stumble upon a 2011
calendar that spoke of alternatives in life
And I thought that this would make for a
So let's develop this concept as it applies
Plan A is always everyone's first choice. It certainly is yours. I mean, you deserve everything.
Plan A is where everything works out to be exactly "happily ever after" as you had envisioned.
The problem is that more often than not, most of us find ourselves dealing with the upside-down,
inside-out version of that same plan. A version where nothing goes quite as it was designed.
As we forecast. As we pictured. As it should.
And it is at this point that the real test of character comes in.....
Do we sink or do we swim with the tides?
Do we wallow in self pity and play victim or simply shift gears, face our challenge with a smile
and guts and sheer determination, and make the best of our new situation?
The choice is entirely up to you.
After all....Life is all about how you handle Plan B!
And I have to say that most of us are experts at following Plan B!
Listen.....if you wanna have rainbows, you gotta have rain!
In a perfect world, everything would always go right. There would be no disappointments or
trials and tribulations, no hassles, no problems, and life would be filled with only sweet, warm,
and fuzzy feelings.
But how would we know if things were wonderful for us if we had no comparison? Would we be
able to recognize the blessings in our lives without having the opposite to compare them to?
Let's look at this from a different perspective: Most patients may not realize that the body of
a child produces a cycle of the common cold every 1-2-3 years for just about everyone.
And it does this so that the young and immature developing immune system becomes
stimulated and begins to learn how to fight off the invading organism. This is all part of the
learning and coping mechanism.
And it is crucial that it learns how to do this all by itself - with no help or interference (thank
you Mom, I don't want the Tylenol).
We know this.
This process is necessary for survival. The reason is that it is now experienced, on watch, and
ready to handle the next nasty thing that comes along (you need to give this explanation to
Handling Plan B is no different. It teaches you how to stretch your imagination, your creativity,
and your brains. Take a good look at how you are surviving the recession. You are doing it!
It is not what you wanted! But it is here and you are swimming with the tide! Wonderful!
Seems to me that if we want rainbows, we gotta have a bit of rain!
The trick is to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and go out and look for puddles to play in.
To recognize the tempest for what it is and to train ourselves to look for the good in every
By overcoming our adversity, we will find joy in every situation we face!
So go on, go play in the rain!
And know that tomorrow will be sunny!
And I totally understand......We've all experienced life's ups and downs. It is just a simple fact
of living a life. And I am certain that you've prayed to God to take away some of your low spots.
I know that I certainly have. And had I known then and realized that the experience I was
trying really hard to avoid was actually a life-altering opportunity that shaped me into the
person I am today, I would have yelled at the top of my lungs, "Hit me with your best shot!"
Knowing this after the fact doesn't make it any easier, but in retrospect, I realize that I am
much better now for having endured it. And besides, many of us would have never realized
how high we have risen without the perspective of how low we have actually been!
WOW! There's a truth!
The real lesson to be learned is that we need to face our challenges head-on with grace, style,
Spizz, and utter conviction.
So the next time your life starts to resemble a roller coaster, climb into the front seat, throw
your arms up in the air, scream at the top of your lungs, and enjoy the ride!
My warmest wishes to everyone,
Dr. Ogi Ressel
The December issue of my Kids First Pediatric & Family Newsletter will be posted on my
website on Friday for you to download with my compliments.
And as I mentioned, the December issue is all about that troublesome and pesky issue of
ADHD. And I can tell you that your patients will love this one!
I want you to remember that the reason I write these is because I want your community to see
you as absobloodylutely incredible. Parents love receiving these from you because they contain
information Moms simply cannot obtain anywhere else - do you think their MD will ever suggest
to have you check the kids?
The Kids First Pediatric & Family newsletter is one of my favorite ways of positioning you as a
sought-after doctor in your community! And if you are not sure how best to use it, please call
me - 800-353-3082
Oh, sure.....there are other newsletters out there, but none talk about the concepts and
conditions I touch on.
And that is the whole idea: You need to position yourself as a Wellness doctor in your
community so that people will see you with problems that are not in the realm of pain/strain.
The Kids First Pediatric & Family Newsletter will certainly help you to do just that!
I want your community to see as different. As someone who takes care of kids and their
parents and as someone who helps people with some of the conditions I mention in the
Newsletter - even if it is all new to you!
I also wanted to remind you that the December issue will be the last complimentary issue
My Newsletter has been complimentary for all of 2010 but starting with the January 2011
issue, it will be available by subscription only. And it is ridiculously inexpensive - 350 for
all of 2011 or approx 29/issue.
So please subscribe to receive it online on my website.
And....please don't wait until the very last second to subscribe. You can only pay by check
and it may take 1-2 weeks for your check to reach me - I don't want you to miss a single
issue or be late receiving one!
You'll love this: Starting with the January issue, a sample page will be displayed online
for you to preview of what's coming up in the next month!
I also wanted to ask you what sort of topics you would like to see me include in upcoming
issues of the Kids First Pediatric & Family Newsletter. Please send me a quick note -
email@example.com - and it will be a pleasure hearing from you!
And please feel very welcome to call and/or write me anytime - my door is always open and I
welcome the opportunity and pleasure of chatting with you and helping you with anything I can.
I did not include an affirmation for you this week.
I felt that this THOT pretty well sums it up!
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