Yes. You read it right. Three letters, one word. And yet it changes a whole paradigm.
“I don’t get it”
“I can’t do this”
“This doesn’t work”
I’m sure we’re all familiar with those moments of uncertainty and feel that life’s such an epic failure. If you’ve ever been there or are in this situation now, take a deep breath. Take your headset, go someplace where you can find tranquility or even just go for a walk…think about the three statements above but add YET at the end of each sentence.
It may not be easy, but it doesn’t mean you’re not going to be able to beat the challenge.
Two of my fave people (who sadly have passed away), to me are the best examples of resilience and strength.
Steve Jobs founder of Apple, tells us why we should never cut down trees in the winter time when he says
Never make negative decisions in the low time.
Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.
And Stephen Hawking, former professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time paints resilience through,
One, remember to look at the stars and not down at your feet.
Two, never give up work. Work gives you purpose and life is empty without it.
Three, if you’re ever lucky to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
And when we’re at the lowest point in our lives, don’t forget the three letter word that can change everything and the power of YET.