Thursday, January 30, 2014

Making Adjustments

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face."  Mike Tyson 

In his prime, Mike Tyson was arguably the most powerful boxer of all time. His heavyweight fights didn't last long as he decimated his opponents in record time. Opposing boxers would claim that they had the strategy to defeat him and then would quickly be knocked out. His attack was devastating to almost all planned maneuvers.

I like to plan ahead, but can attest to the fact that even the most carefully thought-out plans don't always happen like we anticipated. There will be moments in life where we feel as if we have been hit in the face and find that our strategies won't work. This may take the form of a devastating family death, a terminal diagnosis, an unexpected job loss, or the deterioration of a relationship. All of these are major life events that derail our well laid plans and expectations for our future. You are now left with two options: be knocked flat and be unable to carry on or resolve to adjust your plan and keep swinging. 

The punches are coming and we need to find the inner strength to keep fighting back.


  1. hey brother, i thank you for being dedicated to this blog. it's scary how what you write hits me every day(pun intended). Had a big blow tonight but I will make with GOD'S help. Thanks for your words. Mark

    1. Thanks for your encouragement my friend. Please don't hesitate to call if I can do anything to help.