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 adopt a growth mindset. Change “I can’t” into “I can’t yet”.
I don’t say “I can’t” very often. I have not accepted my children saying it, and I don’t like hearing it from the kids I coach.
That being said, I have felt at times that I can’t do something. Something breaks at SQL Server Central or SQL Saturday and I can’t fix it (or get it fixed). Kids don’t or won’t show up for practice.
One thing on my mind right now is I can’t go to Japan. I mean, I could go, but tourism is still limited. It should change soon (or maybe has by now), but I don’t want to go on a tour group. I’m also busy. I’ve had 10 or 11 trips this year with 10 more coming, so I don’t have a place to add in another trip without creating stress.
So I can’t go to Japan.
I’ll plan on going next year or the following one with the family.