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. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to share a hopeful quote with a friend or colleague.
I’m not sending this to anyone in particular, but sharing more widely here. I love flipping through quotes and usually send them to others on their Facebook birthday. Today, I want to share one that caught my eye and is a variation of others that I believe in:
Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein
Things don’t always go our way, and sometimes the way forward from here feels overwhelming and tough. We can lament where we are, rather than looking forward and trying to figure out where we want to go.
I often see this in software. We can get caught up in how we got here, or the problems of today, rather than looking forward for future solutions.
Don’t be bound or defined by today. It’s one of the thousands of steps on a journey.