An unexpected kink in my planning had me in the biggest tizzy a couple of weeks ago. You would think after being in an industry where the schedule or "plans" changed at the blink of an eye I would overcome that and honestly, I thought that I did learn how to master this. Well I regained composure, took a deep breath, and made some phone calls when I wasn't going to eat someone's head off through the phone lines. This resulted in the issue being postponed, but ultimately it gave me time to take different action and set some strategies in place. Now I have taken back my power and not allowed this situation to control the rest of my day or week. I actually become much more focused and productive as well as worked later into the evening to get ahead in some of my assignments.
In the past I would have called everyone that I could think of to say how awful this situation was, but instead I made the necessary phone calls to get things changed. In the book, "Laws of Success" by Les Brown he states to practice positive thinking, but not the bury your head in the sand way. He means the positive thinking that is powerful thinking. The kind of thinking where, "You are giving yourself the power to shape the current situation in the way you want."