Have you ever been to H-E double hockey sticks (H-E-L-L) on Earth?
Well, sometimes when you are in a terrible situation, you often times feel like you got a First-Class ticket to infierno. This month, I found myself in Hell, figuratively, but also literally. On June 5th, I was delivered very unfortunate news about my job; my services were no longer needed. However, because I was traveling on a cruise ship, I couldn’t punch out and drive home. I needed to stay onboard for the next 3.5 days. It was a roller coaster of emotions from worry, disappointment, anger, as well as relief.
Look Up from Hell
Rather than staying in my figurative Hell, I went to Hell in Grand Cayman. Many do not know this, but there is a town called Hell in the Caribbean. It was a short drive from the cruise ship terminal, but a way to reframe my situation, which was only a professional setback.
While physically in Hell, I left figurative Hell by remembering that all I could control was my perspective of the situation. I chose to Look Up:
- Be in the moment, appreciating the beauty in Hell as well as the hazards of Hell.
- Find the upside as each situation, hurdle, or your Hell turns into wisdom.
From Hell to Paradise
If you have been reading my Look Up posts for a while now, you know that Hell on Earth or When All Balls Drop moments happen to us all from time to time. If you are new to my Look Up posts, congratulations. You have stumbled upon a life tool that will make you evolve to your Life 2.0. Many of us have been through the wringer not once, but a couple of times. However, each of the obstacles that we overcame made us better, wiser, and a bolder, Life 2.0.
I look forward to hearing about your Look Up feedback and stories in the comments below.
As always, here’s to looking up!