I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.
Today’s tip is to change your speech. When you feel like you can’t do something, add the word “yet”.
A number of things I used to do are out of reach for now. In talking with some friends from down under last week at the PASS Virtual Summit, I joked about coming down if they could get me into the country. Australia and New Zealand are locked up against Americans, and for good reason. We don’t seem to be able to control this virus.
I was sad, but I should have added a “yet” to the end.
I did manage to remember this with my wife. Colorado has restricted gatherings and I had to inform my team that we can’t practice together for now. My wife lamented us competing in upcoming tournaments, saying that we can’t really play. I reminded her this is a “yet.” We’ll find a way to do this again.