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You Can Detour and Not Absolutely Derail Your Life

It doesn’t get any funnier than the antics in an iconic, comedy movie.  The “big name” cast delivers an uproarious experience to the viewer.  They do that through following an outrageous plot line in pursuit of hidden cash somewhere out in the California desert.

To say they experience detours and derailments in trying to find the hidden (stolen) $350,000 is a stupendous understatement!

Here’s a link to a synopsis of the movie which will help you see what I mean.

Their antics serve as a humorous example of the point the following video makes.   It’s about dealing with detours so they don’t become total derailments as you pursue your goals in life.

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Crop of GNCC ShotMindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

Rebecca Staton-Reinstein

October 21, 2015 5:06 pm Reply

Terrific message, Gary. So applicable. It reminded me of an incident some years ago as I was traveling from one client to another. I was sitting in the waiting area for my flight from St. Louis to Nashville when the attendant announced the airline had just gone on strike! Panic ensued as some folks began yelling – derailing. I had been chatting with the woman next to me and so I asked her if she’d like to join me driving. She agreed and we literally ran to the car rental desk – to detour while everyone else was derailing. We drove through the night and actually arrived about midnight so I got a few winks before going to the client. I made a new friend, impressed the client with my determination to get there, and felt pretty good about my detour. The key is to minimize the derailing moment and jump on that detour.

    Gary Greenfield

    October 22, 2015 11:19 am Reply

    Great personal story, Rebecca. It clearly illustrates detouring is about taking positive action and derailing is giving up.