‘It wasn’t supposed to rain…I haven’t bought my jacket because She said It wasn’t going to rain’… Man on the train.

Whined the old man like a child, Like it was the weather woman’s fault it decided to rain.

I too didn’t haven’t my jacket but instead of crying about it I smiled because I made that choice to not bring my jacket – Just like the man on the train.

The amount of energy he waisted moaning about the rain and the woman, (I presume the weather woman) Like she was some sort of Goddess who could actually control the weather and she just blatantly lied to us.

If Oppurtunity Doesn't Knock (5)

The train was delayed getting into the station, by about 10 Minutes so I missed my changeover… Once again out of my control. But I had to reschedule some viewings because the next train was in 50 minutes :O…

But I couldn’t blame the train people because I chose to stay in bed and catch the later one… If I got up and caught the earlier ones I would have had plenty of time if any inconvenience that was out of my control happened

But I mad the decision to Hit Snooze

The moral of the story is if you get caught in the rain, without your jacket it’s your fault… You cannot control the weather but you can choose to bring your Jacket

Where else in life can you apply the Jacket metaphor?

Business?
Relationships?
Health?

Everything good or bad ultimately comes down to your choices and decisions – Accept the responsibility of those choices and don’t point the finger That’s too easy

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own . . .” – Epictetus

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